Prime Minister Andrus Ansip talked about reforming emergency medical care in Question Time in answer to questions by members of the Riigikogu, opining that it would only benefit the patients.
“Funding for paramedic teams will be increased around five percent compared to this year, and the total volume will be around seven million euros,” Prime Minister Ansip said.
“The number of paramedic teams will increase the next year. Now numbering 90, after the reform there should be 117,” Ansip said and added that patients will definitely gain from this increase in the number of paramedic teams.
Minister of Agriculture Helir-Valdor Seeder and Minister of Finance Jürgen Ligi also took part in the Question Time to answer the questions of the MPs.
Valeri Korb, Helmen Kütt, Neeme Suur, Priit Toobal, Jevgeni Ossinovski, and Heimar Lenk had previously registered to ask questions. Marika Tuus-Laul, Heimar Lenk, Heljo Pikof, Lembit Kajuvee, Kalvi Kõva, Paul-Eerik Rummo and Tarmo Tamm asked questions on the spot.
The questions also concerned the compilation and the proceeding of the State Budget, the impact of aids from the European Fisheries Fund on lowering the catch capability of the active fishing fleet, funding for sports, Estonian language skill requirement for the staff of the Ministry of Finance, and banks.
The verbatim record of the sitting (in Estonian): https://www.riigikogu.ee/?op=steno&stcommand=stenogramm&date=1386154711
The Riigikogu Press Service
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