Medicine in Norilsk to be developed

Medicine in Norilsk to be developed

December 25, 2021

The Nornickel company, the regional government and the town municipality have entered into an agreement on the healthcare development.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The purpose of the agreement is to unite efforts for the healthcare development in the city, increase the level of the medical services accessibility, and reduce the medical personnel shortage by attracting medical specialists to Norilsk, including those in short supply.

Nornickel has undertaken to develop corporate medicine, improve its employees’ occupational diseases prevention system and ensure that they undergo all mandatory medical examinations in a timely manner.

The first corporate medical center in Norilsk was opened on December 16, four more such centers are planned to be launched in the Norilsk industrial region and in Dudinka in the coming years.

The Krasnoyarsk region government undertakes to organize targeted training of doctors for Norilsk and pay an additional stipend from the regional budget.

Doctors who come to Norilsk from other regions will be provided with one-time payments from the regional budget in the amount of 1.8 million rubles.

Among the regional support measures there is housing rent payment for employed physicians, a monthly payment of 50 percent of the minimum salary for five years for young specialists and the opportunity to undergo medical residency on an educational certificate.

The city administration undertakes to provide housing for medical workers who have newly arrived to work in Norilsk, and to reimburse the travel expenses to work in remote Snezhnogorsk settlement and back.

In addition, since the beginning of 2022, the municipality is going to provide doctors of deficient specialties with a one-time financial aid in the amount of two million rubles, and for nurses invited to work in the village of Snezhnogorsk in the amount of one million rubles.

“Timely and high-quality medical care is a mandatory attribute of modern society and a special need in the Far North. As in many other areas, the best results come from the state and big business interaction. Nornickel is developing its own corporate medicine project, which, as we expect, will successfully complement the state healthcare system, will increase the availability of high-quality medical services for the company’s employees and all Norilsk residents”, said Larisa Zelkova, Nornickel’s senior vice president.

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Text: Victor Tsaryov, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko

December 25, 2021

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