MINSK, 7 August (BelTA) – The state cannot save on healthcare expenses, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with employees of the country's healthcare system to present state awards on 7 August, BelTA has learned.
“We have spent more than half a billion rubles to fight the coronavirus. We are not a rich country but we are well aware that every new technology, every piece of new equipment or medicine means hundreds and thousands of saved lives. The state cannot save on this,” the head of state believes.
The president is convinced that stimulus payments to doctors who have been working 24/7 are well-deserved. “The government has been tasked with bringing the average salary of healthcare professionals to 150% of the national average in the next five years,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.