According to the ministry, the salary increase will affect up to 9,000 doctors and more than 8,000 nurses.
Health Minister Zurab Azarashvili announced the establishment of a minimum wage limit for persons employed in the medical field at the beginning of 2022.
In addition, according to the department, according to the reform, from next year, the management of all clinics participating in the State Program for Universal Healthcare will be required to determine the salaries of doctors and paramedical personnel, taking into account the minimum limit presented by the Ministry of Health. According to the new regulation, the salary increase will affect up to 9,000 doctors and more than 8,000 nursing staff.
“It should be noted that in recent years, many countries have strengthened existing or introduced minimum wage practices in order to eliminate low wages and pursue decent wage policies. 90% of the UN member states have agreed on a minimum wage,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.