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29. Nov 2020 at 11:49 Slovenia News

Full compensation for healthcare staff

Foto: MMC RTV SLO
Foto: MMC RTV SLO

Health Minister Matjaž Gantar announced that the next corona crisis stimulus package will change the fact that healthcare staff were receiving only 80% of pay compensation during sick leave, even if they likely contracted Covid at work. Since April sick leaves of healthcare staff due to Covid infection at work were treated as an occupational accident which entailed full pay compensation. However if the coronavirus was contracted outside of work, the compensation dropped to 80%. But recently reports started to surface of healthcare employers refusing to accept the claims of staff that they contracted the virus during work and were therefore not eligible for 100% compensation. The last stimulus package from Wednesday did not entail any solution to this problem yet, but health minister Gantar has now promised that a solution will be included in the next one.

T. L.