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Sunday, 21.12.2014, 12:39
According to preliminary data of Statistics Lithuania, in 2013 expenditure on health care totalled LTL 7.8 billion (EUR 2.3 billion). Compared with 2012 it increased by LTL 266 million (EUR 77 million) or 4%, whereas compared with 2011 it increased by 7%, reports LETA/ELTA
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Yesterday, shareholders of the joint-stock pharmaceutical company Olainfarm voted onto the company's council former Health Minister Ingrida Circene (Unity), LETA was informed by the company.
Former Health Minister Ingrida Circene (Unity) is certain that medical workers supported changes to the healthcare funding model she had proposed, however, at a time she offered these amendments, critical statements by several members of the Latvian Medical Association who had personal antipathies against her gained more publicity, preventing her idea from being implemented.
Several indications suggest that the situation in healthcare will not improve next year; on the contrary – it will deteriorate. That is why people are considering strikes in order to draw attention to problems in healthcare, the head of the Trade Union of Health and Social Care Employees of Latvia, Valdis Keris said in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes" this morning, cites LETA.
The Estonian government approved and sent to the Riigikogu a draft law that ensures health insurance for freelance creative professionals and other persons who have irregular income or persons working for several employers, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
In the third quarter of 2014, Recipe Plus was still Latvia's leading drug wholesaler, reports LETA, according to data provided by the State Agency Of Medicine.
Compared with the second quarter of the year 2014, the total amount of medication sales by drug wholesalers in Latvia decreased by 1% in the third quarter, reports LETA, referring to the State Agency of Medicine data.