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Sunday, 19.04.2015, 04:05
The Latvian retirement and healthcare system should be reorganized, demographer Atis Berzins notes in an interview with Latvijas Avize, cites LETA.
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The Constitutional Protection Bureau has indeed cleared Health Minister Guntis Belevics (Greens/Farmers) and granted him access to confidential information, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma's (Unity) press secretary Aiva Rozenberga confirmed to LETA.
Reducing the number of residents who smoke and use alcohol or drugs to one percent of the population is possible, however, it requires educating people at a very early age, as well as implementing radical amendments to the law, believes Astrida Stirna, the head of the Latvian Association of Narcologists.
According to the Estonian adult population health behaviour survey, made public on Friday by the Health Development Institute, the amount of daily smokers has started to decrease, but indicators of physical activity and overweight continue to be problematic, LETA/Delfi reports.
Health Minister Guntis Belevics (Greens/Farmers) intends to use the Health Ministry's Latvian Health Platform to reduce the percentage of the population who smoke and (ab)use alcohol or drugs to 1% by 2065, reports LETA.
Health Minister Guntis Belevics (Greens/Farmers) has a vision of a healthy population of Latvia in 50 years, Latvian President Andris Berzins said in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes" this morning, cites LETA.
The proportion of residents with unmet healthcare needs in Latvia is the highest in the European Union, about three times above the EU average indicator, according to the European Commission's latest report on the economic development and implementation of the EU recommendations in Latvia, informs LETA.