Russia continues to work on new vaccines and drugs against Covid: Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated medical workers and veterans of the Russian healthcare system on the Day of Medical Workers, thanking them for their efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and calling for more active vaccination.
“Our common goal is to focus all of our efforts and resources on protecting citizens against the coronavirus and its effects. First, it is imperative to increase vaccination rates. We have what it takes to do it. Russia has four vaccines against the coronavirus. and new vaccines and drugs are in development, ”Putin said in a statement Sunday.
The Russian president stressed that medical staff are fighting the coronavirus epidemic around the clock, treating patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units and hospital red zones, and providing emergency services in ambulance.
“All links in our public health chain continue to work in unison, in a well-coordinated fashion. Each of you acts professionally and reliably,” Putin said.
He added that Russian medical workers would continue to receive special compensation for their work amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“During the pandemic, we are focusing on supporting doctors, nurses and ambulance teams who directly care for patients with coronavirus. In total, nearly 1.2 million medical workers received special payments. Over 350 billion rubles [$4.8 billion] have already been reserved for these purposes. And I want to be clear today: these payments will continue in the future, “Putin stressed on Sunday.
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