Turkey's Health Ministry will pay monthly pensions to the families of healthcare workers who died during the COVID-19 pandemic, Turkish Radio Television (TRT) reported on Dec. 18.
The Turkish Medical Association (TTB) has been fighting for COVID-19 to be considered a professional hazard for months to allow for families' compensation.
Families of deceased healthcare workers will also be allocated employment and financial aid as needed, TRT added.
The TTB reported 11 healthcare worker deaths between Dec. 14 and Dec. 19, revealing an average of two healthcare professionals who die every day in Turkey.
Koronavirüs salgınıyla mücadele döneminde hayatını kaybeden sağlık çalışanları vazife malulü sayılacak. https://t.co/RX7C9RFwtw— TRT Haber Canlı (@trthabercanli) December 18, 2020