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2018 05 14
Minister A. Veryga: ‘International cooperation will allow patients to receive necessary medication more rapidly’

The Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania Aurelijus Veryga and the Minister of Health of Netherlands Bruno Bruins have signed a joint agreement aiming at closer cooperation between the countries in the field of medicinal preparations. The agreement is aimed at strengthening cooperation ...

2018 05 11
Innovations in the field of nutrition of children educational institutions

As of September children will have to receive healthier and higher quality food in kindergartens, schools, camps and social care institutions. This is outlined in a new description of the procedure of organizing nutrition in these institutions as approved by the Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga. This is to ensure healthier children nutrition, food ...

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2018 05 11
Lithuania will participate in the EU projects for cancer prevention

On 2018 April 16 the project of the European Commission for the innovative partnership against cancer in the Member States of the European Union Joint Action An Innovative Partnership to Combat Cancer (iPAAC) was launched in Luxembourg

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2018 05 11
More high quality services for children with developmental disorders

The Minister of Health Aurelius Veryga signed the law to improve healthcare services i.e. early rehabilitation, accessibility, and quality for children with development disorders. The tariffs for these services have also increased, and a new order and price has been established for consultations of out-patient specialists.

2018 05 10
Committed to improving nutrition for hospitals and educational institutions

The Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) together with the Lithuanian Association of Chefs and Confectioners (LACC) and the Lithuanian Dietetic Association (LDA) have signed an agreement of cooperation aimed at creating the most favourable conditions for catering in hospitals and educational institutions .

2018 05 10
Lithuania starts to compensate the rent of medical devices

Persons, who need expensive medical devices for healthcare, will be able to rent them at the expense of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (PSDF). This novelty will not only reduce patients’ financial burden, but will also allow reducing occupancy of some hospitals and providing more convenient service for customers.

2018 05 04
During the Visit to Japan the Focus was on Patient Safety

On April 13-14, 2018 following the invitation of H.E. Mr. Katsunobu Kato, the Minister for Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, the delegation led by the Minister of Health Aurelius Veryga participated at the 3rd Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety. The summit was also attended by the delegations from 42 countries and various international organizations, such as ...

2018 03 05
Treatment of Persons with HIV will be started immediately upon having made a Diagnosis

Mr. Aurelijus Veryga, the Minister of Health, signed the order, according to which it will be possible to start treatment of persons who have obligatory health insurance (OHI) and diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) without waiting for its progress. Their treatment would be paid from the obligatory health insurance fund ...

2018 02 14
Official: children in Lithuania will be vaccinated against type B meningococcus

Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga signed an order by which vaccines against type B meningococcus are to be included in the schedule for the preventive vaccination of children. The start of the vaccination is scheduled as of July this year.  

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