New government resolves to work on secondary health care and care of patients with chronic conditions

  • 2022-12-12
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The future government of Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) in the government declaration plans to include work on the secondary health care and care of patients with chronic conditions.

According to the latest blueprint of the government declaration at the disposal of LETA, the new government will set more than 20 goals and directions in the health care sector.

Among others, public funding for health care sector will be increased, nearing at least 12 percent of budget expenses, thus, reducing the high direct payment and financial barriers for residents.

At the same time, the new government plans measures to increase efficiency of costs in the health care sector.

The new government plans to improve the wage system in the health care sector, ensure a sufficient number of government-paid study places in residency and nurse programs.

The Health Ministry in cooperation with the Defense Ministry and the Interior Ministry will strengthen the readiness of the health care sector for emergency situations.

The new government also plans to invest in research and innovations, strengthen administration of the health sector and develop a modern digital health system

Overall, the new government declaration includes more than 300 goals, tasks or directions.

Saeima will vote on the new government on Wednesday, December 14.