Health minister resigns

Krajčí will leave only after the vaccination roll-out with Sputnik V is in full operation.

Health Minister Marek KrajčíHealth Minister Marek Krajčí (Source: TASR)

We will bring more information soon.

Health Minister Marek Krajčí has resigned, he and PM Igor Matovič announced at a press conference.

“I am not stuck to my chair,” Krajčí said and thanked his collaborators.

Skryť Remove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
Skryť Remove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

His resignation came on the heels of the coalition crisis that fully erupted last week, after representatives of Za Ľudí and Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) asked for several changes of cabinet posts, pointing to failure to manage the pandemic. The two names mentioned were Health Minister Marek Krajčí and PM Igor Matovič (OĽaNO).

Matovič noted that Krajčí is a minister who “worked hard” the most among the government members and considers this resignation “the most absurd in history.” He called the fact that Krajčí had to resign "literally inhumane and immoral".

PM Igor Matovič announced the minister will resign “gradually” and will remain active together with his successor for a few weeks. Matovič said that Krajčí will leave only after the vaccination roll-out with Sputnik V is in full operation.

Matovič has not announced who will be Krajčí’s successor yet.

Related article Sme Rodina conditions its stay in coalition, PM will most likely remain Read more 

Top stories

President Zuzana Čaputová

President gives conditional support for US defence agreement

Opposition attacks president’s 'most serious failure'.


15 h
Illustrative stock photo

Covid isolation period could be cut to keep country running

Shortage of employees could put important services under threat.


15 h

News digest: President says conditional yes to US-Slovak defence agreement

Quarantine in Slovakia could be cut. Slovak median salary at €1,288 gross in 2021.


15 h
Marián Turner became the General Director of the Slovak Philharmonic in January 2022.

Slovak Philharmonic is a first-class institution people outside Bratislava rarely see perform

Marián Turner, a former flautist, has become the new Slovak Philharmonic head. His priority is to fully reopen the institution to live audiences.


19. jan
Skryť Close ad