Lithuania health minister to suspend former min’s decrees

  • 2014-07-29
  • From wire reports, VILNIUS

New Lithuanian health minister Rimante Salaseviciute

Some of the decrees signed by the former Lithuanian Minister of Health Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis will be suspended, the country's new Minister of Health Rimante Salaseviciute has said.

"There are some issues that will be reviewed soon. In the middle of July a number of decrees were adopted that established separate procedure," Salaseviciute told Ziniu Radijas radio on Tuesday.

"Deputy ministers have admitted that there was not enough time to discuss them with all the interested institutions, with patients. Therefore, it has been agreed that this week deputy ministers will provide proposals concerning the laws whose endorsement will be postponed or suspended," Salaseviciute added.

According to the new minister, first of all it is planned to suspend the decree on the application of clusters of neurosurgery. Meanwhile, the minister said she completely supported mandatory vaccination requirement and did not plan to change it, she also approved of the optimization of hospitals' network.