RIGA - Health Minister Daniels Pavluts (For Development/For) hopes that the government might decide on medics' pay reform, a matter important not only to the medics but the whole society, this Thursday.
The health minister today briefed coalition partners on progress achieved so far in talks on the medics' salary system with Finance Minister Janis Reirs (New Unity) and the Finance Ministry.
Pavluts told journalists following Monday's coalition meeting that additional talks on the medics' salaries are planned with Reirs and Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity).
During the Covid-19 pandemic we can appreciate medics' significant contribution to our common wellbeing, the health minister said, arguing for the pay reform.
As reported, the government this month did not yet take a decision on the medics' pay reform because the government intends to debate the EUR 287 million allocation, necessary for the pay rise, in the context of Latvia's 2022 budget.