Future coalition is fully aware of need to address financing in health sector - Silina

  • 2023-08-24
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - It is clear to everyone in the future coalition that the problems with insufficient funding in the healthcare sector will have to be solved, prime minister-designate Evika Silina (New Unity) told journalists today.

At the same time, the prime minister-designate sees that along with the allocation of additional funding, medical services and their accessibility must also improve.

The previous government managed to agree that health funding is a priority, and other sectors put their resources together in favor of health funding, Silina noted.

Meanwhile, in the future coalition, it is also clear to all that the adequacy of healthcare finances will have to be addressed, the prime minister-designate said.

The potential Health Minister and the Health Ministry will have a huge task in explaining how medical funding is spent and how it is monitored, the politician said.

If additional funding is invested in health care, then services and access to them must become better so that people feel that they can see a doctor earlier than before, said Siliņa.

Therefore, it is necessary to see where the money is spent, what the doctors' salaries are - so that there is no misunderstanding that more money is invested but the quality does not improve, explained the current Minister of Welfare.

As reported, President Edgars Rinkevics has nominated the candidate of the New Unity for the post of prime minister, current Welfare Minister Evika Silina (New Unity).