The government of North Macedonia has earmarked MKD54m (around EUR880,000) for rewarding the health care workers involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, Minister of Health Venko Filipce has said.
Filipce wrote in a Facebook post that the financial reward for the health care workers engaged in COVID-19 centers had been envisaged by a budget revision currently in parliamentary procedure, which was expected to be adopted in the next few days.
“The money will be for those employed at the COVID-19 centers in Skopje and in hospitals in other cities in the country,” said Filipce.
According to the Ministry of Health, the MKD54m is part of the total 243m set aside by the government in Skopje for health care within the new revision of this year’s budget.
The remaining money will be distributed for the procurement of the drug Remdesivir, vaccines and COVID-19 tests for health care institutions.