Straujuma will continue to act as Health Minister until the next government is approved by the 12th Saeima, to be elected this October.
Straujuma said the health sector's NGO leader decided to reject the chance to temporarily keep government-pledged health reforms moving forward in the three months left until the 12th Saeima elections because of the extremely brief time period. She doesn’t want to abandon work and other projects for the temporary position.
The premier will create an extraordinary working group of experts, including Behmane and other sector specialists, to draft proposals that could be implemented by the elections.
Straujuma also plans to hire a parliamentary secretary to help lead the Health Ministry.