Posted: 18.07.2022 17:28:00

Pinevich: hostilities are around, but wages are rising in Belarus’ healthcare system

Belarus continues to raise doctors’ salaries – as informed by Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich following his today’s meeting with the President

Answering the question that some resources are actively promoting the topic of the shortage of doctors, including urging them to leave to work abroad, Mr. Pinevich said, “Speaking of the number of practicing doctors per 1,000 population, Poland or Europe, for example, are no match for us. In Belarus, this figure makes 48 doctors per 1,000 population, and it is about 1.5 times lower in Europe. We can also put the question like this: is the glass half-empty or half-full? Probably, their lack of medical personnel is so strong that they are ready to accept our specialists almost without a diploma confirmation.”

Mr. Pinevich also recalled the measures taken in Belarus to support doctors: in particular, the President’s decision to raise wages for all categories of medical workers from July 1st.

“In some neighbouring countries, COVID related bonuses have been removed, and nothing has been offered in return. Meanwhile, we have raised salaries for all categories of medical personnel, with particularly important specialists receiving especially significant bonuses. Moreover, the issues with rental housing that can be redeemed have been resolved. In fact, a war is going on around us, but wages are being raised in our healthcare system,” Belarus’ Healthcare Minister noted.