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.
Temporary Director of NHIF Viačeslavas Zaksas. (NHIF photo)
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Before that, V. Zaksas had acted as director of the Department of Health Care Services and as head of the Methodological Management, Service Expertise and Control Division in the NHIF. He had also worked as a Chief Specialist of the Expertise and Audit Division in the Territorial Health Insurance Fund (THIF) and as internal disease doctor.
"I am grateful to Minister of Health for the confidence. Together with the NHIF and THIF's team, we will make every effort to provide the necessary treatment, reimbursable pharmaceuticals and medical aids for all patients and appropriate reimbursement for the high-quality and effective healthcare services for the healthcare institutions," said V. Zaksas.
The new director emphasizes that the NHIF offers protection to everybody, either healthy or sick, because it guarantees health benefits to the insured by remunerating its costs and using the funds in a transparent and efficient manner.
V. Zaksas acquired a doctor's qualification at the Kaunas Medical Institute (current Lithuanian University of Health Sciences).
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