The issue of language, namely not speaking Russian, often becomes the cause of harassment targeted toward young doctors – not only with patients but senior colleagues. The Latvian Junior Doctors Association spoke about this at a meeting with the Health Minister on Monday, who pointed out it is high time to change this, Latvian Television reported February 19.
Knowledge of reproductive and sexual health in Latvia remains relatively low and is not improving. Experts agree that the education of adults and children on these issues is at a critical level in Latvia, but there is still no clarity as to when and how it will be implemented, Latvian Radio reported on February 14.
Latvia still does not have a system in place to provide the necessary stocks of medicinal products in emergencies when international supplies to Latvia may be disrupted. This issue is particularly important because 94% of the Latvian medicines market is made up of imported medicines, Latvian Radio reported on February 13.
The colorectal or bowel cancer screening test is simple and effective, but only a few use this opportunity, Andrejs Pčolkins, chief doctor of the Latvian Oncology Center, and Uldis Veseris, head of the society of patients of bowel cancer, said on Latvian Radio program “How to Live better” on February 13.
Several young doctors have publicly stated that they often had to hear offensive comments about their age, skills, and competence from patients. However, according to a poll conducted by Norstat in collaboration with LSM, only 3% of the population said they did not trust younger doctors.
The builder of the new Stradiņš Hospital building complex LLC "Velve" considers the hospital's decision to unilaterally terminate the contract to be illegal and continues work, the company said in a statement on February 8.
Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital (PSKUS) will terminate its contract with LLC “Velve” to build the new A2 hospital building complex on February 13 due to the company's breach of contract obligations and delays in execution of construction works, the hospital council announced on Tuesday, February 6.
Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital has approached the builders of hospital A2 building Velve LLC with requirements to fulfil contractual obligations – to completely dismantle the nearly 8,000 square meter basement affected by mold and pay a contractual penalty of EUR 448,734 calculated for work delayed by the builder, the hospital said in a statement on January 25.