Lithuania and Latvia are holding talks on the provision of ambulance services in border areas.
© DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

Such an agreement would mean that Latvian ambulances could provide services in the Lithuanian territory near the Lithuanian-Latvian border and vice versa.

Alina Žilinaitė, spokeswoman for the Lithuanian minister of health, told BNS Lithuania such an agreement "would improve accessibility of medical assistance for residents of the border region (up to 20 km from the border) but that would happen in exceptional cases when medics from the other country could reach the patient faster."

The Lithuanian Ministry of Health has submitted related projects to other institutions for further coordination to prepare for the signing of such an agreement. According to Žilinaitė, it could be signed in October and would come into force after ratification by the Lithuanian parliament.

It will be the first Lithuania's agreement with a neighboring country to provide ambulance services.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Pope's prayer at Vilnius Ghetto important for Holocaust survivors, savers – community chair

Pope Francis will say a silent prayer in the place of former Vilnius Ghetto 75 years since its...

Lithuanian court cancels fine for Soviet soldier tombstone installation without permits

A Vilnius court has cancelled a fine of almost 1,500 euros for an organization, named Forgotten...

Pope will send important message of respect for Soviet terror victims, archbishop says

Pope Francis will send an important message to the world from Vilnius when he will pay respect to...

Lithuanian president, EU leaders to discuss Brexit, migration in Salzburg

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving for the Austrian city of Salzburg where she will...

Three Seas Initiative summit approves projects of importance to Lithuania

Several projects that are important for Lithuania, such as the Baltic power grids' synchronization...