Posts tagged as health system

Lithuania’s health system faces crash within weeks

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Lithuania’s heath system may collapse within several weeks under the strain of the coronavirus, unless people follow lockdown rules, Health Minister Arūnas Dulkys has warned. “I want to say very honestly: unless all of us follow the rules and don’t look for loopholes, the system may break down in about two weeks,” he told reporters on Wednesday. The health system still has some reserve capacity that can be deployed reallocated…

Denial wears medical workers out, says head of NMPD

Monday, December 7, 2020

Denial of the existence or seriousness of COVID-19 has a deep emotional impact on healthcare personnel, Liene Cipule, head of the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD), said on Latvian Radio December 7. “We can each have our own individual attitudes, but the burden on the health system falls on real people: real nurses, real doctors, staff who work in hospitals and social care centers. Each such denial raises additional tension and alarm for them.…

Lithuanian healthmin pushes reforms

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The hospital network in Lithuania needs an overhaul as many beds remain empty and others are occupied unnecessarily. Besides, services in some hospital are unsafe, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga says. “There are hospitals where heart attack mortality is 100 percent within 30 days from the arrival to such an establishment. And there are institutions working effectively, with the mortality rate standing at just 7.42 percent. So the difference is over…