Speaking to Hina, he said that if for no other reason, Beroš should be given a vote of no confidence because recently hospitals remained without drugs.
Grbin said “the debt in healthcare has reached unbelievable levels” and mentioned “the disorder” with the online platform for COVID-19 vaccination, adding also that Beroš “claims he has prepared the health reform and given it to (PM Andrej) Plenković, Plenković says that isn’t true, which means that one of them is lying.”
Grbin is not discouraged by the estimate that the ruling majority will most likely reject the no-confidence vote, saying that “our obligation to the people who gave us their trust is to react to such obscenities.”
Minister responsible for lack of reforms
Homeland Movement whip Stephen Bartulica said his party had been critical of Beroš’s performance for a long time.
“We’ll see in consultations with other opposition parties if we’ll ask for a no-confidence vote in Beroš, but I think we have a number of reasons for putting that item on the agenda.”
We are for a debate on the situation in healthcare and the minister’s responsibility, and we think parliament will respond well to that question, he said.
Rada Borić of the green-left bloc said the minister’s responsibility should be discussed because of the complete failure to embark on a radical health reform.
Healthcare does not need surface but systematic reforms, as does social welfare, because all we have seen so far has been shifting the blame, she added.
“Problems in healthcare are not from yesterday, but in decent democratic countries, when one sees that the system has failed and that there have been suspect activities, it is the minister’s responsibility to resign,” Borić said.
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