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Wednesday, 23.04.2014, 19:55
During the past three years, 50,000 patients placed in Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital were unable to pay their bills, as a result the hospital has run up a deficit of EUR 3.2 million in its budget, as the hospital's head Viesturs Boka said during the Saeima Social and Employment Affairs Committee's meeting today, informs LETA.
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On the World Health Day the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) provides an overview of health self-assessment of the population in Latvia according to the results* of the survey on income and living conditions conducted by the CSB last year. In general people in Latvia consider their heath as good or fair.
The recent measles outbreak observed in continental Europe has reached Latvia – eight cases of persons being infected with measles were registered in Latvia in March and April, Disease Prevention and Control Center spokeswoman Laura Sevcenko informed LETA.
On Tuesday, the Centre of New Pharmaceutical and Health Technologies in Santaka Valley was opened in Kaunas. The more effective drugs will be developed in the laboratories equipped with the latest scientific technologies, reports LETA/ELTA.
On March 19th, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, during the meeting with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), emphasized that Latvia is interested in promoting further the economic cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of education, medicine and air traffic, LETA was informed by the State Chancellery's communications department.
The representatives of the private medicine and patients' organizations in Lithuania are dissatisfied with the attempts of Minister of Health Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis to reform the country's healthcare system, reports LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian Medical Tourism Cluster LitCare was presented to the representatives of Russia's tourism business, informs LETA/ELTA.