• 2018-08-29

    From September a free vaccination of two-month old infants (born on the 1st day of July of this year and later) against rotavirus infection begins. After this vaccine has been included in the children prophylactic vaccination calendar, the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) bought 175 thousand doses of this vaccine. 

  • 2018-08-23

    After the new pricelist of Reimbursable medicines has become effective in the middle of July and the levels of medicine reimbursement have been increased, the patient spending on extras to be paid for medicines has dropped almost by half, i.e. by 1.8 times, already in the first month of changes. The specialists of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) have no doubt that the novelties introduced will become a significant financial support to a million patients in the country.

  • 2018-07-26

    The Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga has signed an order whereby the healthcare facilities providing family medicine services are enabled to remotely extend medicine prescriptions for the patients. This new mechanism will also enable prescription of repeated tests and examinations for the patients on a remote basis. This novelty will come into force from the 1st day of September.

  • 2018-07-12

    A new pricelist of reimbursable medicines comes into effect on the 12th day of July of this year. This pricelist introduces the maximum allowance or so called ceiling of allowance in respect of reimbursable medicines. The specialists say that the patient allowances in respect of reimbursable medicines will drop by 7.3 million euros per year and access to medicines will remain as has been the case until now.

  • 2018-07-10

    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 encouraged ‘illegal activities’.

  • 2018-07-03

    Deputy Director of the National Health Insurance Fund Viačeslavas Zaksas was appointed temporary director of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) by Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga.

  • 2018-06-30

    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 supermarkets, other retail outlets, and sales of medicines in pharmacies subject to online prescriptions have been approved. It was also decided to allow institutions providing day-care services to set up pharmacies that could sell patients compensated medicines.

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Modified: 2018-08-01