ZAGREB, June 17, 2020 – Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said on Wednesday the healthcare system’s debt in the last quarter reached HRK 9 billion and announced changes and reforms necessary to make the system financially tenable.
“It’s still not ten billion but the debts are rising. Given the coronavirus, it’s normal that we had additional needs to finance healthcare. The system turned out to be very good in terms of the functioning of doctors, nurses and other staff, but at the same time the financial circumstances are such that it is necessary to make certain changes, reforms so that the system becomes financially tenable,” he told reporters after an inner cabinet meeting.
Asked about the amount of the debt, Maric said that in Q1 2020 it was HRK 9 billion.