Almost 180 million rubles have been spent on preferential sanatorium and resort vouchers since the beginning of the year, said Olga Zabralova, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow Region. Her words are quoted on the regional government website on Monday, July 16.
“For the first half of the year in the Moscow region, 5.6 thousand regional beneficiaries received vouchers for sanatorium treatment in the amount of 104.5 million rubles. Discount vouchers were also provided for 2.3 thousand children and accompanying persons in the amount of 57.5 million rubles,”she said.
According to her, it is planned to send more than 22 thousand people on vacation, for these purposes, more than 525.2 million rubles are provided in the consolidated budget.
In mid-May, Zabralova said that this year, beneficiaries from the Moscow region are sent to local sanatoriums, as well as central Russia, the Caucasian Mineral Waters and the Black Sea coast.
The governor of the region, Andrei Vorobyov, has repeatedly stated that the authorities should take care of the socially unprotected segments of the population. At the beginning of the month, he ordered the introduction of a new benefit for pensioners near Moscow. Earlier, he and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin agreed to provide pensioners with free travel on commuter trains. This social support measure will take effect from August.