Erring doctors deprived of right to work in Finland
During the past three years in Finland, 21 doctors from territory of former Soviet Union have been deprived of right to practice as physicians or subjected to restrictions. Of these, lion's share have passed their medical exams in Estonia.
25.04.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
Ukrainian gynaecologist to leave Hiiumaa
A gynaecologist from Ukraine is leaving after four months of working at Hiiumaa Hospital, not having acclimatized with the island and the islanders not acclimatizing with him. Doctors will continue to take turns and visit from mainland Estonia.
13.04.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Ossinovski to tackle drugs policy
Towards the end of last year, debate heated up in Estonia regarding altering the foundations of drugs policy. Going by that, Soc Dems chairman and health minister Jevgeni Ossinovski said he would tackle the issue. Reasons for that abound: though deaths thru overdose are down more than twice these past years, with 84 cases Estonia still ranked at international «top» in 2015.
04.04.2016, Joosep VärkPM
Emergency medicine may be empowered to send patients back
Until now, emergency medicine departments have helped all who show up, even if they have to wait for hours. Now, ideas are being pondered about how to scare some off right from the door.
01.04.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
Every third offender a drug addict
A study conducted among offenders revealed that about third of them are struggling with drug addiction. Though Estonia features options for treatment and rehabilitation, effectiveness of measures applied has actually not been assessed.
09.03.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
Small town troubled by ambulance crew carelessness
Though not a taxi, decisions by ambulance crew to take or not to take individuals to hospital may be fatal. And have led to lots of local complaints towards emergency medicine in Tapa Parish.
22.02.2016, Siiri LiivaPM
The state comes under rehabilitation providers ire
By mid-February, rehabilitation institutions were outright angry at National Social Insurance Board as the latter delayed with payments while failing to let them know they were having trouble. Even the related staff at the board was in the dark.
17.02.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Gallery: healed of poisoning, eagle flies free
This morning, University of Life Sciences doctoral student Madis Leivits and environment minister Marko Pomerants in Tartu County released the sea eagle brought to be treated due to lead poisoning.
12.02.2016, Andres EinmannPM
Editorial: the importance of landing softly
The so-called golden handshakes and soft landings for long serving (executive) employees are often depicted in a negative context. Actually, what such customs or unwritten rules in working relationships really show is maturity of an organisation. In the sense of organisational culture, holding veteran employees in honour reflects values which are desired to be shown to those on the outside. Such organisations show themselves to be strong. Exactly the same goes for the state and the employer.
Cyborgs in Ukrainian war: meet defender of Donetsk airport
Donetsk airport, early morning of January 20th. The thick fog is hindering visibility. Guarding the terminal penetrated with many a bullet and blast, an Ukrainian serviceman Oleksandr Gudim is eyeing an increasingly watery blanket of snow and the dreary weather. Gut feeling says it's going to be bad: «Don't like it at all.» Within a few steps behind a wall, the separatists are preparing for fresh attack.
29.12.2015, Georgi BeltadzePM
Hospital rebells at lay-off demand by the state
Last night, council of Tartu University Hospital members sent a standpoint to social ministry stating that the prescribed lay-off of 85 posts is neither purposeful, expedient nor feasible.
08.12.2015, Aime JõgiPM
It is getting better with the Estonian soul
With the men lost and not found lately, links have been drawn with troubled soul. Even so, heads of psychiatric clinics claim there's nothing out of the ordinary with receptions at their institutions this fall. Are mental problems popping up related to the seasons?
24.11.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Editorial: why a superhospital?
For years they have been talking about merging the hospitals of Tallinn. Should the municipal powers up and build the building, one might say good luck - on the one hand. On the other, one would wish for some specific explanations. As usual, the central issue being money.
Destruction brings new birth to sensitive data
New grass mulch, paper plaster or concrete – such is recycled use for waste, the former content is better kept an eternal secret.
21.07.2015, Siiri LiivaPM
Effective cure evasive due to random responsibility
A World Bank analysis ordered by Estonian Health Insurance Fund says we lack integrated approach to patients – due to ailing cooperation between family doctors and medical specialists, treatment is often insufficient; once home after being hospitalised, people with acute disease conditions may be left alone with their troubles.
25.03.2015, Marina LohkPM
Edgar Savisaar’s health fails
Taken to Tartu University Hospital intensive care unit as suspected in pneumonia on Wednesday, Mayor of Tallinn and Centre Party chairman Edgar Savisaar remained in critical condition last night following surgery.
20.03.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Quit drinking, keep smiling
Forget the world view. In election programmes, the parties stand united in intent to make life miserable for tipplers and find funds to fill holes in Estonian teeth. At current level of financing, the healthcare system is in dire straits a few years from now, but why mention that?
27.01.2015, Hanneli RudiElu
Milline kuulsus kasutab kõige rohkem Instagrami?
Kuigi Kim Kardashian on sotsiaalmeedias väga tuntud ning võiks arvata, et üks aktiivsemaid staare sotsiaalmeedias, näitab hiljuti tehtud uuring midagi muud.
Tallinn defeats Estonia in trash battle
Yesterday, by Supreme Court ruling, a Waste Act amendment entered into force – one allowing everyone to select a trash carrier while prohibiting local governments from setting their ASBLs as intermediaries for services.
08.01.2015, Andres ReimerPM
Editorial: the pain and pleasure of predicting
Throughout the ages, predicting the future by the past and present has been a riveting pastime. Oh the oracles, the crystal balls, the soothsayers and the like. For the fans of stuff more sophisticated, try delving into the «Foundation» series by Isaac Asimov where genius-mathematician Hari Seldon invents a discipline for precision knowledge of the future – psychohistory. By the which he predicts the collapse of the Galactic Empire.
Court spares Estonian javelin world champion Varnik of jail
A court here on Tuesday spared former javelin world champion Andrus Varnik of jail for breach of probation but ordered the retired athlete to undergo treatment for alcoholism.
Estonia in Ebola readiness
Though not in Estonia yet, ant not necessarily here soon, West-Tallinn Central Hospital infection control specialist Pille Märtin is busy as a bee. Having to keep up with breaking news, training staff and talking to the media.
15.10.2014, Marina LohkPM
Is Estonian police turning dogs on peaceful citizens, cruelly beating alternative-culture-loving concert-goers and opponents of the government, having basically pulled out all the stops? Or is it, rather, that the Estonian police can’t guarantee the basic order, is letting crooks throw their weight around and retreating before all who have the guts to curse them waiving fists and what not?
Editorial: rise in responsibility boosts personal health
A couple of weeks ago, Postimees published an opinion article by health expert Ain Aaviksoo on changes needed in Estonian healthcare system. One thing Mr Aaviksoo pointed out was importance of personal responsibility: health damaged through years of bad behaviour will not be fixed by a brief visit to doctor’s, or some days spent at a hospital.
Editorial: Baltic Sea state – to weep, or not to weep?
The headlines shouting about sad state of Baltic Sea have kept popping up for decades. The condition of it, in the shouts, takes turns between being troublesome, terrifying, and ... By now, we may say the threats to Baltic Sea are rather well known. And, to protect it, a lot has been done.
Young Ukrainian: Maidan was a huge change
According to Oleksii Renkas, from Bila Tserkva, Kiev Oblast, the events of past month have united Ukrainians together.
08.04.2014, Anneli AmmasPM
Treatment pan-European, starting today
Starting today, inhabitants of Estonia have the option to travel for treatment into thirty countries in Europe, afterwards compensated by Estonian Health Insurance Fund – even with related legislation still stuck in Riigikogu.
25.10.2013, Anneli AmmasPM
Hospitals Association: open treatment market hazard to the less fortunate
According to Estonian Hospital Association head Urmas Sule, opening of medical treatment market implies hazard of health services becoming harder to access for those worse off financially.
30.07.2013, Kaspar Jõgeva