Posted: 05.12.2022 12:38:00

Lukashenko instructed to raise salaries for teachers and doctors, stop building palaces

Salary growth in the healthcare and education system, as well as personnel issues in the medical field were discussed during Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich’s report to the President. Development of the material and technical base and medical equipment were also in the focus of attention.


“Perhaps we should stop building palaces both in healthcare and in education. We need to support teachers so that the teacher fully meets the meaning of this word. We have enough schools. We will not build a new school in every residential district, while the old ones are empty in the centre of Minsk… Here we need to pay more attention to teachers' salaries. As regards doctors, I instructed to support them financially after COVID [epidemy] as much as we could. We have done this. This is the right path,” the President addressed the Chairperson of the Council of the Republic, Natalya Kochanova, and the Government, instructing them to take this issue under control.

The Head of State added that there are very few places left where the situation in hospitals is far from being perfect. It is necessary to finish either modernisation, or construction there. “We should financially support those who work. Among them are nannies and nursing staff – who also have much work to do, and also doctors. It is necessary to support them. It is necessary to take measures so that there is no shortage at all,” he said.

In this regard, the personnel issue was another topic on the agenda. Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked, “I know we have made strong steps in terms of education. We now have 60 percent of contract students, and we are moving towards enrolling such future doctors whom we would know where they would be employed after graduation. It's okay, we need to train doctors who will work for their country, for their homeland. We should not be afraid of that.”