Working Russians who have reached middle age will be able to visit a doctor during the weekdays. The relevant amendments to the Labour Code were approved by the Government of the Russian Federation.
The official website of the Cabinet of Ministers reported on February 22 that workers aged 40 years and older are guaranteed a day-off from work for medical examination. It will be possible to take time off once a year with maintaining the position and average earnings.
The bill’s adoption will increase the availability of medical examination and the duration of active working life, reduce periods of temporary disability, improving the quality of life by preventing diseases and identifying them in the early stages.