Health Minister Kalavská withdrew hospital reform minutes before the vote

The minister also tabled a proposal concerning the vaccination of children.

Health Minister Andrea Kalavská talks to the media after the government's meeting on September 27, 2019. PM Peter Pellegrini stands in the backgroundHealth Minister Andrea Kalavská talks to the media after the government's meeting on September 27, 2019. PM Peter Pellegrini stands in the background (Source: TASR)

Although Health Minister Andrea Kalavská (Smer nominee) called on MPs to be brave and support her hospital reform on October 25, she unexpectedly withdrew it from the session three days later.

The minister also withdrew a proposal concerning the vaccination of children. Under the proposal, the vaccination would be one of the deciding factors when admitting children to kindergarten.

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“The minister was asked to withdraw the drafts a few minutes before the vote, as she was informed there was a lack of political will to support them,” said Zuzana Eliášová, a spokesperson of the Health Ministry, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

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