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The total expenditure on the social sector in 2020 will be more than 1.7 trillion rubles.
To support the population and the health system and urban development allocated 110 billion roubles. This decision was made on behalf of Sergei Sobyanin in connection with the introduction of restrictive measures aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus infection.
The total expenditure on the social sector in 2020 will be more than 1.7 trillion rubles. This was reported by Deputy Moscow Mayor for economic policy and property and land relations, the Chairman of the operational staff on economic issues Vladimir Yefimov.
“The city budget is socially oriented, spending on social services accounted for over half of all expenditure, while in crisis, the city not only retains all its social obligations to the residents, but also sends funds for the support of Muscovites in connection with the pandemic,” he said.
During a pandemic, the city helps seniors and people with chronic diseases, families with children and those who find themselves in a difficult financial situation.
“The hotline are more than 15 thousand Muscovites over the age of 65 and those who suffer from chronic diseases. Basically people need to buy and deliver food, medicine, walk the dog. In 86 percent of cases assisted for three to four hours. For those who are in the period of the pandemic lost work, the city has established a regional compensatory payment in the amount of 19 500 rubles. To date, such payments are already more than 17 thousand residents. Also in addition to the parental benefit will be charged surcharge at the rate of three thousand roubles for each child,” said Deputy Mayor for social development Anastasia Rakova.
For payments to Muscovites over age 65 and people with chronic diseases, to observe the regime of self-isolation, allocated 7.6 billion rubles.
More than five billion rubles allocated for additional targeted support to citizens who have lost work due to the effects of the spread of the virus. In addition to Federal unemployment benefits, Muscovites paid regional compensation. In the result the total amount of monthly benefits in the capital is 19.5 thousand rubles per person. Compensatory payment can get citizens with permanent registration at the place of residence in Moscow, who have worked this year at least 60 calendar days lost work during the pandemic and was officially recognized as unemployed.
According to Vladimir Efimov, more than 77 billion rubles are directed to support public health, including for the construction and redevelopment of hospitals for patients with coronavirus, prevention of infection, support of health workers, procurement of tests and organization of mobile teams of medical care.
“Students eligible for free meals receive food parcels, the total value of which now amounts to 735 million rubles. An additional 5.4 billion rubles for measures for disinfection of objects of road infrastructure, apartment houses and other objects, as well as the purchase of disinfectants,” — said Minister of Moscow Government, head of Department of economic policy and development of Moscow
Every third Muscovite — more than 4.5 million people — receives support in various forms. Large families, invalids, orphans, war veterans, veterans, low-income families and other categories of socially unprotected citizens. They put the lump sum and monthly payments, incentives for public transport, provision of medicines, free meals for children in schools and kindergartens and much more. In addition, 52 categories of Muscovites have the right to benefits and subsidies on payment for housing and communal services.
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