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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBecause of inappropriate and unacceptable healthcare, the country loses approximately 1,500 people of working age every year. This is why on 1 April trade unions will request an increase for funding to healthcare, said Valdis Keris, head of Latvian Health and Social Care Workers Union, in an interview to Latvijas Radio.

He reminded that demands of the public assembly include an increase of funding to healthcare to help reduce queues for healthcare services, reduce patient fees and increase wages of doctors, as reported by lsm.lv.

It would help provide more accessible and quality healthcare in Latvia. If it is not done as soon as possible, people will die; they are already dying, said Keris.

It is important to care for safety in Latvia, but no one dies here because of war. However, around 1,500 people of work age die every year because of inadequate healthcare, said Keris.

If the industry receives more funding, people will no longer have to wait in queues for healthcare service for hours. Doctors are interested in being recognized by the government and feel like someone cares for them, said Keris.

If the government does not increase funding, doctors will decide on expressing lack of trust to Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis, because the state needs a leader who would be prepared the lead the country in accordance to the needs of residents and international practice, said Keris. According to him, the government led by the Union of Greens and Farmers continues the course towards the country’s gradual suffocation. «It is understandable that a scythe is a familiar tool for farmers, but people are not the same as grass,» – said Keris.

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