Berlin - Nurses and doctors in the state-owned hospitals in Berlin are to receive total of 450 euros additional salary in the next few months due to the corona crisis.
From April to June, 150 euros more per month should be given to the corresponding employees of Uniklinik Charité and Vivantes hospitals, announced Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) yesterday on the RBB-Inforadio.
The money should primarily benefit those who care for patients. Müller spoke of "small token of appreciation". He promised further bonuses for other state employees.
Charité and Vivantes care for around half of all hospital patients in Berlin. According to the station, around 7,000 people work in the care service at Vivantes, and more than 4,500 at the Charité.
In his government declaration in March, Müller proposed the Berlin allowance of 150 per month, which was decided in the previous year and planned from November 2020 Realignment of euros for all state employees.
According to his ideas, employees in clinics, medical practices, social facilities, laboratories, supermarkets, pharmacies, drugstores, the police and fire brigade, electricity and water supply, garbage disposal, public transport should be given bonus and very important areas of administration.
In printed letter that arrived in many households today, Müller thanked everyone “who are doing their service to their fellow human beings, especially in this challenging situation”. He wrote: “Even more than usual, they are the heroines of our everyday lives. This is especially true for all volunteers. ”
Müller promised that the Senate would do everything possible to find solutions and asked:“ Let us show solidarity with one another. Let us take care of ourselves and our loved ones these days and weeks. Let us take care of all those who need our help. Then I have no doubt that we Berliners will overcome this crisis together. "