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Monday, 01.09.2014, 21:39
Negotiations between health care professionals’ organisations and the Association of Hospitals are proceeding with great difficulties as parties find it difficult to find common ground, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
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Yesterday, the government of Latvia approved allocating an additional EUR 5.5 million for healthcare from the Finance Ministry's budget subprogram "Government Debt Management", reports LETA.
Valdis Keris, the head of the Latvian Trade Union of Health and Social Care Employees, opined during an interview on LTV this morning that Prime Minister Straujuma's proposed EUR 40 million for the healthcare field is a "modest promise that will not solve the problems", reports LETA.
At the beginning of July 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of a new anti-cancer drug in medicine, the active ingredient of which was invented and synthesized in Latvia, the head of the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Ivars Kalvins informed LETA.
The next government of Latvia will have to additionally allot at least EUR 40 million to the healthcare sector in 2015, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) told the press representatives yesterday, cites LETA.
The Ministry of Health has turned to the government asking it to allow six medical institutions to use their 2013 profits to cover the cost of healthcare services guaranteed by the state, while another hospital wants to use its profit to cover its government-underwritten loan, informs LETA.
The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that as far as they know, no Estonian citizens are permanently residing in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.