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2018 10 11
Alternative and complementary medical services will be required to meet

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has prepared and submitted to the Government for consideration the draft regulation on complementary and alternative medicine, which would regulate this field of medicine for the first time in Lithuanian history. This means that healthcare practices that do not fit into the concept of classical medicine will be clearly defined,...

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2018 10 03
Lithuania and Latvia signed a cooperation agreement

Lithuania's Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga has signed a cooperation agreement with Latvia's Minister of Health Anda Čakša today in Bauske (Latvia) that the Lithuanian or Latvian emergency medical service (EMS) ambulances will arrive in the border region of a neighbouring country in case of emergency.

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2018 07 16
It was decided what drug and food supplements advertising should look like

The Seimas approved the amendments to the Law on Pharmacy drafted by the Ministry of Health (SAM), proposing a very clear distinction between advertising of medicines and food supplements, thus preventing people from making mistakes and risking their health by acquiring inappropriate or unnecessary nutritional supplements. It has also been decided when...

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2018 07 16
Secret shoppers can already visit pharmacies

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the State Medicines Control Agency remind that pharmacies may already be visited by so-called secret buyers who will carry out control purchases and check that medicines are delivered to pharmacies properly in the event of complaints. This novelty has been set aside for half a year, in order to properly prepare for it by all parties.

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2018 07 16
A special network of help with defibrillators will be established in Lithuania

The residents of Lithuania will be trained to provide first aid to a person with a sudden death, in the presence of acute cardiovascular diseases and injuries, and to use an external auto defibrillator and to stop the bleeding with special tools, turnstiles. Such trainings will take place in 35 municipalities of the country, and thereafter these...

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2018 07 16
It was decided how to avoid drug shortages in the event of disruption of their supply

The Seimas adopted amendments to the Law on Pharmacy proposed by the Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga, which will allow the acceleration of the issuance of permits for the supply of registered medicinal products in non-Lithuanian package. In this way, it will be insured that in the event of termination of the supply of medicines to...

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2018 07 16
Births at home are officially legalized

The Seimas approved the amendments to the Law on Nursing Practice and Midwifery Practice, which regulate maternity at home. Henceforth, nurses and midwives are given more rights and responsibilities so that they can take birth at home, when there is no threat to both mother’s and the newborn's health. So far, this area has not been clearly regulated and those who wanted to have a baby at home...

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2018 07 16
Urgent assistance will be provided more promptly

Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga signed an order, which as of July 1 will change the procedure for granting emergency assistance. From now on, it will be empowered to assess the state of patients and the extent of emergency care not only for doctors but also for other competent medical staff. This means that services will be provided more quickly. Big changes are waiting for the...

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2018 07 16
The Seimas has decided: medicines will be allowed to be marketed not only in pharmacies

The Seimas has adopted amendments to the Law on Pharmacy, proposing three innovations that will help patients to receive the necessary medicines faster, in a more convenient and, most importantly, cheaper way. The proposal to allow the sales of over-the-counter medicines not only in pharmacies, but also in other places, such as...

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2018 07 16
The Seimas decided on better conditions for resident doctors

The Seimas adopted the projects submitted by the Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga proposing to improve the system of remuneration for doctor residents and to validate the stage competences. This means that the social guarantees of young doctors will improve, they will be able to provide more treatment services based on their level of preparation

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2018 05 24
Invitation

Dear media representatives, We kindly invite you to the health forum “Lithuanian health system efficiency and sustainability”, which will take place on May 25 th , between 9AM-4PM at the conference hall of the Seimas. You can also watch the live broadcast of the event here .

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2018 05 14
Higher salaries for medicinal personnel

The Ministry of Health (MoH) together with trade union of medical workers have signed an appendix to collective agreement of Lithuanian national health system (LNSS) branch,  which provides for specific actions towards increase of salaries of medicinal personnel. This appendix to the agreement accounts for introduction of ‘a bottom’ of salaries, therefore salaries of all medical...

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