Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga says that medical professionals could be trained to work under extreme or wartime conditions during their higher education studies.
© Shuterstock

According to the minister, such training could be integrated into university programs.

"Some people remember the so-called military departments at universities (in Soviet times). We have to think about some kind of mechanism, too," Veryga told reporters on Thursday.

"We'll discuss with universities, since they are quite autonomous, and with the Defence Ministry how to integrate that training into programs so that medics are prepared," he added.

The minister spoke to reporters after meeting with Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis and Asta Kubilienė, chairwoman of the Seimas Committee on Health Affairs.

The politicians agreed to work toward outlining a mechanism between civilian and military institutions for the management, coordination and control of healthcare services in the event of a war.

They also discussed the issue of stockpiling of medical supplies.

The practice of training civilian medical professionals for work during a war stopped after Lithuania regained independence, although they would face completely different challenges while working under such conditions, Veryga noted.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs about fake press release: it was likely a complex cyber-information attack

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania would like to inform you that the Ministry’s...

Lithuania to buy six American Black Hawk helicopters

The leadership of Lithuania's national defense system has decided to buy six American Black Hawk...

Lithuanian army helicopter saves injured Russian citizen from tanker

A Lithuanian army helicopter saved an injured Russian citizen from a tanker , Lithuania's...

Nauseda arrives in Brussels for his 1st EU summit

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Thursday arrived in Brussels to attend his first EU...

Russia dismisses reports of possible spy swap with Lithuania and Norway

The spokeswoman for Russia 's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said she had no information...