Prime Minister Andrej Plenković rejects calls by opposition lawmakers to remove Health Minister Milan Kujundžić.
At today's government cabinet session, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković rejected calls by thirty-one opposition lawmakers to force a vote of no confidence against Health Minister Milan Kujundžić for failing to implement reforms.
"We, the government, have prepared a response to this request. It is detailed and answers every point listed in their request. We reject the proposal of these 31 MPs and the arguments they have listed here. When a discussion on this issue is scheduled in parliament the minister and I will address the chamber," said the prime minister.
The minister said the opposition's criticism against him was baseless and populist in nature. He added that the accusations were for previously existing problems which have been already solved or which are currently being taken care of.
"Everything they are criticizing us for are problems we inherited, and we have either already resolved those problems or are well on their way to being resolved, so obviously they have missed the point and would rather engage populism and games rather than serious thought about the health care system," said Minister Kujundžić.
Meanwhile, Ines Strenja Linić from the Most party said her party condemned the minister for his often arrogant assertions that there is nothing wrong with the state of the country's health care system.