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In the suburbs told about the new conditions of the program "Zemsky doctor"

Medical professionals older than 50 years is now also able to participate in the program "Zemsky doctor" in the Moscow region, earlier it could involve doctors younger than this age, the press service of the regional Ministry of health.

"The program "Zemsky doctor" aims to support medical workers who came to work in the countryside. The participants receive a lump sum cash payment: doctors – 1 million rubles, paramedics – 500 thousand rubles. The abolition of age limits will allow you to participate in the program to a larger number of applicants and, consequently, attract additional medical personnel to work in primary care," - said the Minister of health of Moscow region Svetlana Strigankova, which quoted the press service.

She recalled that in addition to the program "Zemsky doctor" in the suburbs there are the other social bonuses for health workers: the program "Social mortgage" to ensure doctors ' housing, as well as the so-called "Governor's fee" in the amount of 32 thousand roubles for district doctors-pediatricians, internists and General practitioners.

The program "Zemsky doctor" was launched in Russia in 2012. Then it could engage the young doctors and paramedics to 35 years. In 2015, the age range of participants was extended to 45 years, in 2016 – up to 50 years.