OREANDA-NEWS The Ministry of Health offered to award doctors who have identified cancer in patients during clinical examination or routine examination. The document is posted on the portal.

“Funds from the budget of the territorial fund are planned to be provided for cash payments in the amount of 1 thousand rubles. for each case of newly diagnosed cancer, "- said in a statement.

In April, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev set before the Cabinet of Ministers the task of awarding medics for detecting oncological diseases during medical examinations. Premiums are planned to be paid from 2020.

In February, the Radiology Research Center of the Ministry of Health announced an increase in the number of new cases of cancer. So, by the end of 2017, 617 thousand new cases of the disease were identified - 20 thousand more than in the previous year.