Today is the Day of medical worker, which this year is particularly important because doctors, nurses and nurses, employees of hospitals and clinics are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. Russian President Vladimir Putin praised their contribution by awarding the title of Hero of Labor, and established two new awards for physicians — the order of the Pirogov medal and Luke of Crimea.
the presidential decree awarded the title of Hero of labor of five doctors, including head physician of the Moscow hospital in Moscow, Denis Protsenko.
“I… said very sincere words. Thanks to the team of chief doctors who treat with utter empathy, empathy to those patients who we are” — said Protsenko.
City clinical hospital No. 40 was one of the first to accept patients with coronaviruses. The chief doctor since then has not left the hospital even when March 31 Protsenko diagnosed COVID-19, it isolated itself in his office and continued to work.
“Dennis was the symbol of health, to overcome this terrible disease. He United all the workers of his selfless devotion, approach to the doctors. This, of course, the award and personally Denis, and the entire industry,” — said honored doctor of Tatarstan Republic, Deputy of the state Duma Airat Farrakhov.
in addition, the title of Hero of Labor awarded the chief physician of St. Petersburg city Pokrovskaya hospital Marina Bakholdina, the head physician of City clinical hospital №29 in Nizhny Novgorod region Julia Gurevskaya, MD Center for hygiene and epidemiology of the Kaliningrad region Irina Koval and the chief doctor of the St. Petersburg city clinical hospital No. 52 Maryana Lysenko.
“I think it’s the least we can do for doctors today, of course, this recognition is necessary, I think it is a very important and necessary step,” — said the founder of the platform “My health”, a member of the public Council of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation Brovko Eric.
the order of the Pirogov medal Luke of Crimea — new state awards established by the President. First — in honor of the great doctor and scientist, founder of military field surgery, the second, as Putin said, “in honor of the doctor, the Saint and ascetic, a man of deep faith, devoted to his vocation to heal the body and soul of people.” In the near future distinctions will be awarded several thousands of professionals in the health care system across the country. This is the most popular award in the history of modern Russia.