High-risk health workers to get extra job allowances
HA NOI — Civil servants and State health staff working in high-risk fields of medical care will receive improved job allowances from August 19 in a bid by the Government to boost staff numbers.
According to a prime ministerial decree issued last week, health staff who work in the fields of HIV/AIDS, leprosy, tuberculosis, mental illness, forensic examination and pathology, emergency aid, intensive care, border quarantine and food safety will get a wage rise equivalent to up to 70 per cent of their current salary.
"The decree is expected to encourage more people to become health workers in difficult and high-risk areas," said Tran Duc Long, director of the Ministry of Health's Legal Department.
According to the current regulation, most health workers receive an additional allowance equal to 20 per cent of their wage.
The money for the extra allowance will come from the State budget. — VNS