Full interview you can watch in the recording, and the portal Delfi offers a brief distillation of, in our opinion, the most important and interesting.
That much (key word) has improved medicine for the half year, which Anda Chakshu is the Minister of health.
— First, definitely subsided maternal mortality. If earlier it was about "-twelve" cases per year, but this year there are only three. This is not a random result. There was some work imposed quality criteria, clear common method of examination in hospitals. Hospitals do a lot of talking.
Secondly, Oncology. Created a "green corridor" is defined, what basic research should be carried out within ten days, the diagnosis should be delivered [a maximum of] 30 days.
(Should a clarifying question about whether or not "green" this "green corridor")
Being "green" as much as [current funding] can be. I completely agree that not enough of "green". Yes, it reduces the waiting time of operations up to a month. That is, if it is decided that the desired operation, [at the latest] after a month the surgery will be. But still not solved the issue with post-operative treatment of all of these new drugs. This is the next priority.
About what happened previously put into medicine huge money. After all, the budget of the health system from 2013 to 2016 (when the Anda Chakshu became Minister) has increased by 15%, is about 100 million euros. But we continue to blame foreign observers and residents of the improvements also do not feel.
— I think they were invested inappropriate. Most of them were invested in the technology, but about people thinking a little.
About where you can read about the reforms of medicine. After all, earlier in an interview to Delfi TV Maris Kuchinskis has declared that one of the "homework" for Andes Chakri — until the end of the year to tell the public about the essence of health reform and how society will benefit from the giant health care budget next year.
(Should an exchange of remarks, which are, in the end, while the reforms to read nowhere)
About why in Latvia definiowanie of patients (the money that you have to pay for "free" services of the state medicine) is one of the highest in Europe.
— Speaking of which, it is necessary to divide two things. One, it is these contributions, the second is when the patient pays, going to a private doctor just because a paid service is not available. Next year will increase the number of paid state services, so that more people can use them and not pay full price.
Today, nowhere does it say that the co-financing of patients to decrease...
— No, not decrease. But reduced costs for patients — they will have the opportunity to choose public service rather than pay full price just because the public service is not available. The answer to the question "Why is there a doctor sits and takes only five patients a day, "free", and the rest for big money?". This is because public funding is insufficient to pay his admission of "free" patients throughout the entire working time. Our goal next year is to provide these professionals work full-time [at public expense].
I have a question from the point of view of poor people for whom even the money — a significant blow to the family budget. Why, by raising the contributions after the crisis of 2008-2009 to patch the hole in the budget, we continue to hold them at this level today?
— Not quite true — they declined...
(Snorts) Well, just a little bit.
— Yes, but for the system as a whole is a pretty significant amount of money. I absolutely agree that in the long term they should be reduced. Only it is necessary to understand at what point we will be able to implement it.
So you are saying that despite the fact that the system next year will receive an additional 200 million euros