Two months without Minister of Health
The post of the Minister of Health has remained vacant since October, while the opposition and civil society are criticizing the government regarding the healthcare sector saying that the situation is alarming.
They say that the government needs to undertake immediate measures in the sector.
MP from the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) and former Minister of Health, Armend Zemaj, blamed the government for the degradation of the healthcare sector, arguing that the government lacks a program and has not set out any priorities in the sector.
“Problems have increased, there is institutional chaos in terms of accountability, and this shows the true face of this government,” Zemaj said in an interview with RTK. “Results in the healthcare sector are catastrophic and unfortunately the patients and citizens of the Republic of Kosovo are paying the costs”.
MP from the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) and university professor, Shemsedin Dreshaj, highlighted the government’s failure to appoint a new minister.
“The situation in the healthcare sector has never been worse … The lack of a minister in these circumstances is negligence and failure to keep the promises that the ruling coalition made,” he said.
Diana Metushi from the Kosovo Democratic Institute said the sector has never had a worse performance.
RTKlive contacted the government asking when a new minister will be appointed but received no response.