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Saturday, 23.10.2021, 20:47
In relation to increasing number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients, the State Operative Medical Commission decided on Thursday to declare the state of emergency in the health care system, said Health Ministry's state secretary Daina Murmane-Umbrasko, cited LETA.
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Results of European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) conducted by Central Statistical Bureau show that in 2019, the condition of teeth and gums was assessed as good and very good by 45.8 % of the population, and as bad or very bad - by every fifth inhabitant of Latvia (20.0%).
Last week, Riga hosted the largest online summit devoted to patient data on the theme “Toward Data-Driven Health: Sharing is Caring,” during which medical experts from Latvia and foreign countries shared their experience and discussed the significance and potential of data in the field of healthcare.
Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2019 Latvian social protection expenditure accounted for almost 5 billion or EUR 4 775.6 million and, it has grown by EUR 335.4 million or 7.6 %, compared to 2018. Expenditure on sickness and heath care grew by 15.0 %, on survivors' support by 12.0 %, on old-age pensions and on material support for old age by 5.5 %.
Estonian Minister of Social Affairs Tanel Kiik and World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Henri P. Kluge on October 14th signed a cooperation agreement between Estonia and WHO for the years 2020-2021, informs LETA/BNS.
Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and World Health Organization Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a video ceremony on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding that allows Estonian entrepreneurs and researchers to start working on digital immunization certificate, interoperability, and other projects, informs LETA/BNS.
WHO: timely and decisive decisions allowed Latvia significantly reduce the number of Covid-19 infections
Timely and decisive decisions made by the government allowed Latvia to significantly reduce the number of Covid-19 infections, the Special Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe, Dr Michel Thieren, told LETA.