MOSCOW, September 21 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian government has increased the sum of inter-budgetary transfers to regions to pay compensations to young doctors who opt to move to rural areas, from 6.484 to 7.544 billion roubles, according to a resolution signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and posted on the official website of the government on Friday.
This money will be transferred from the Federal Obligatory Medical Insurance Fund to territorial medical insurance funds.
The sum of transfers was increased based on applications from Russian constituent regions, the press service of the government said.
Under the federal law on obligatory medical insurance, graduates from medical schools aged under 35 who moved to live and work in rural areas in 2011-2012 are to be paid lump-sum compensations of one million roubles per person in 2012. A total of 11 billion roubles are fixed for such payments in the budget of the Federal Obligatory Medical Insurance Fund.