State gives family of Narva doctor who died from coronavirus €50,000 ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

A coronavirus ward at Narva Hospital in Ida-Viru County.
A coronavirus ward at Narva Hospital in Ida-Viru County. Source: Sergei Stepanov/ERR

The state has agreed to support the family of a doctor who worked at Narva Hospital and died after contracting coronavirus with €50,000.

Last Thursday (December 17) it was announced the head of the anesthesiology and intensive care department of Narva Hospital Aleksandr Tšernjonok had died after contracting the coronavirus.

The allocation of funds will now be made by the government after the Ministry of Social Affairs has submitted a request to the Ministry of Finance.

A representative from the Society of Anesthesiologists of Estonia said Tšernjonok, 75, had been a kind and hardworking colleague who always supported staff in his department. He worked in the department until he fell ill with the virus.

In April, a careworker working at Kuressaare Hospital during the height of the island's emergency situation died of coronavirus. The state also gave her family €50,000. 

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