Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė thinks that problems regarding government-subsidized medicines have been "maliciously ignored" until now and that this issue will be a test of confidence for the country' new Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga.
Medicine
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

Daiva Ulbinaitė, the president's spokeswoman, said this to reporters after Grybauskaite met with the minister and representatives of supervisory authorities.

According to the spokeswoman, the Health Ministry has until now "maliciously ignored" this problem and there has been "an unjustified inaction".

Reducing medicines prices and increasing the transparency of the system will be "a test of confidence for the new minister", she said.

Also present at the meeting were Juratė Sovienė, deputy chairwoman of the Competition Council, and experts from the National Audit Office who have carried out an audit of the subsidized medicines system.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuania's budget gets EUR 4 mln of "nobody's money" after FNTT probes

4 million euros, officially recognized as having no owner, have been transferred to the state budget...

Lithuanian govt hopes papal visit will encourage religious tourism

Lithuania's government hopes the upcoming papal visit will encourage religious tourism in the country...

Lithuania ahead of Latvia, Poland, but behind Estonia on social progress index

The social environment in Lithuania is better than in Latvia and Poland, but worse than in Estonia,...

PM to invite European retailers to invest in Lithuania

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says he plans to invite 12 European major retail chains...

Akmenė awaiting ground-shaking investment

Lithuania's northern district of Akmenė barely lags behind other cities in Šiauliai County in terms...