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Friday, 19.09.2014, 00:44
Latvian residents' health indicators have improved in several areas, the Ministry of Health informed LETA.
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The number of suicides in Latvia is (in proportion to population) tenth highest in the world, however, suicide attempts can, and must be, prevented, as healthcare experts stressed at an event marking the start of the psychiatric health campaign "Don't Look Away!" (Nenoversies), informs LETA.
The Health Ministry of Latvia today requested the government to allot an additional EUR 8.9 million for the health sector from the government's emergency funds, however, the ministry's request was turned down as the Finance Ministry's representatives said that the amount was too large, informs LETA.
Former Health Minister and former head of the Infectology Center of Latvia, currently Riga City Council member Baiba Rozentale (Harmony Center), who will also run in the Saeima elections from Harmony's ticket, says she is ready to assume the health minister's post after the elections, reports LETA.
Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) is ready to except President Andris Berzins' mentioned health minister candidate, if he does indeed actually have one, informs LETA.
Latvian President Andris Berzins is certain that a new health minister will be appointed sooner or later, informs LETA.
Yesterday Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) signed a decree on former Health Minister Ingrida Circene's (Unity) resignation, while the potential candidate for this position – Vice-Rector for Development at Riga Stradins University Toms Baumanis – could decide whether to accept the offer on Wednesday or Thursday, informs LETA.