The opposition, which initiated the interpellation, first of all asked the minister about refusal to raise salaries for doctors, regardless of the availability of financial potential. Veryga says doctors last had their salaries increased by an average of 8 percent in July, with an agreement reached with doctors to raise them further by at least 20 percent next year.
The health minister pledged to seek doctor wages should amount to at least three average wages by 2020, while nurses should make at least 1.5 average wages.
Asked about failure to envisage negative consequences of the mystery shoppers in pharmacies to check whether chemists offer the cheapest medicine, the minister replied that Lithuania benefited from the turmoil, as pharmacies were forced to follow the rules of selling prescription medication.
According to the answers, it was not possible to predict the level of discontent in the nation, as there had been no signs of uncontrolled sales of prescription drugs.
Povilas Urbšys, a member of Farmers and Greens political group in the Parliament spoke openly: a clear division of opinions can be seen in the group on various questions. However, in his opinion, the ones […]
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