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Wednesday, 14.10.2015, 05:19
Health Board statistics show that the migration figures of Estonian healthcare workers are likely to remain smaller this year than in previous years, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
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About half of all family practitioners in Latvia every year are exceeding quotas for various health care services because the number of quotas does not fit with the reality of the situation, as LETA was informed by Pauls Princis, a board member of the Latvian Family Doctors' Association.
Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip encourages Lithuania to improve the accessibility of electronic health services for citizens, especially as regards electronic prescriptions, informs LETA/ELTA.
The public outrage over the proposal to limit state-covered health care services for patients who are recovering at private clinics was a result of "bad communication by the minister," this according to Health Minister Guntis Belevics (Greens/Farmers) in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes", cites LETA.
The budget priority in 2017 could be healthcare, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) emphasized during today's government meeting, cites LETA.
Financing for the health care sector in Latvia in 2016 will reach EUR 760.6 million, which is EUR 8.6 million more than the previous year, Health Ministry spokeswoman Agnese Gusarova told LETA.
Dental clinics in Lithuania reported an increase in patients from Britain getting part of the treatment costs reimbursed by the NHS. The British National Health Service (NHS) provides healthcare of which the vast majority are free at the point of use for people legally resident in the United Kingdom.