The financial compensation that the Generalitat is considering giving to the health and socio-health personnel, who have been at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic will not be “a linear payment for everyone”, but “a supplement” for those who have made “a effort beyond that normally expected.”
This was stated in a press conference at the Palau de la Generalitat by the president of the Consell, Ximo Puig, who explained that at the moment a “detailed study” is being undertaken into exactly who will receive the payment, which he announced last week, and to which will also be added “public recognition”.
He has said that, in addition to health and socio-health personnel, the payment will also be made to emergency personnel and “all of the personnel of the Generalitat who have made a particularly valuable performance” during this time.
Puig added that during the pandemic there have been people who have done “much more than that required out of true professionalism”, and therefore he wants them to have recognition from the Generalitat, also from an economic perspective and “in a fair way”.
He has admitted that this measure will be conditioned by the economic “difficulties” of the Generalitat and that they would like to “go much further”, but is unable to do so.
He said that the work of those who have made it possible for the pandemic to have had less impact, has saved up to 45,000 lives.
The president said that a response must be made to those who “have stood up” for all Valencians and have worked so hard to save people’s lives.