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  • 2020-01-16
    When free rotavirus vaccines had been included into the calendar of preventive vaccination for children, 28 thousand children were vaccinated in more than a year. Besides, when vaccination had been started, the number of patients hospitalized because of this infection decreased significantly, even by 24 percent. This is the information provided by specialists of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF).
  • 2020-01-06
    Minister of Health, Mr. Aurelijus Veryga approved the newly formed Commission for Assessment of Damage caused to the Patients' Health (Damage Commission) that is going to assess damage caused to the patients according to the new model of "liability without fault". It will have 7 members delegated by the institutions and non-governmental organizations that defend patients' rights.
  • 2019-12-19
    Seimas (Lithuanian Parliament) approved the significantly increased budget of Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) for the next year. It is planned to be bigger by 245 million euros than this year and should be equal to 2,3 billion euros, where the planned expenses should be equal to 2,1 billion euros.
  • 2019-12-16
    The rating of medical institutions is started in Lithuania for the first time in their history. From now, not only the patients will be able to see medics and medical institutions in the top rating places, but the medics themselves will be also able to see their position and try to gear up. At first the institutions will be rated according to several criteria. Later their list will be enlarged. The ratings will be updated twice a year.
  • 2019-12-04
    Seimas (Lithuanian Parliament) approved the amendments of laws proposed by the Ministry of Health (MH) that will allow increasing accessibility of medical supplies (MS) to patients in our country, reducing their prices and surcharges paid by the patients. For this purpose, the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) will be able to enter into contracts not only with pharmacies, but also with other commercial companies from the 01st of November 2020.
  • 2019-12-02
    Almost 24 thousand doses of influenza vaccines have been delivered to Lithuania. They were bought by the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF). The additional amount of 141 thousand euros was needed for this purpose. When the demand for influenza vaccine increased in Lithuania, NHIF started to analyse immediately the exact number of additional doses needed for medical institutions.
  • 2019-11-20
    In pursuit of unifying availability of healthcare services to foreign residents who are treated in Lithuania, the Ministry of Health prepared special recommendations for the hospitals – to draw up lists of medics who speak foreign languages, publish more information in English on their websites, etc.

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Modified: 2020-02-05
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