The chairman of the OĽANO parliamentary club, Michal Šipoš, would be in favor of the Minister of Health Marek Krajčí (OĽANO) granting an exemption for the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in Slovakia.
He said this in the RTVS discussion dialogue Saturday Dialogues. The minister has his trust, although he did not push through a tougher lockdown before Christmas. Smer-SD MP Richard Takáč claims that Krajčí has nothing to do in his chair. He also announced that the deputies of Smer-SD do not vote for the extension of the state of emergency.
“I personally would be in favor of doing so, but it is up to the Minister to decide. He has the competence, “Šipoš answered the question whether Krajčí will sign an exception. According to Šipoš, the Sputnik V vaccine is a new way to vaccinate other people. “I expect the Minister to make a clear statement on this in the coming days,” he added. If there was no problem in the coalition and the For the People party had no reservations, the minister would have done so long ago.
Šipoš refused for the argument that the Slovaks would be guinea pigs. He pointed out that Sputniks are vaccinated in more than 25 countries around the world, including Hungary. He justified the discussion about the vaccine by saying that all arguments should be put on the table and not decided behind closed doors, so that people are not confused.
According to Takáč, the tension over the purchase of the vaccine is an example that the government cannot control the state. He does not understand that we have witnessed the coalition arguing over the purchase of the vaccine. “If they could take responsibility, they would buy a Russian vaccine and would not have to discuss such basic things at all,” he said.
The Minister of Health has Šipoš’s trust, although he did not enforce a hard lockdown in the government before Christmas and admitted that his non-acceptance was a failure. “We must realize that he is not the only one who decides. For example, we have four coalition parties in government. When you are four in the coalition, you have to accept a compromise, “he said.
Takáč thinks that Krajčí has nothing to do in his chair when, as a minister, he cannot enforce things within the government. “I guess someone has to come there who can enforce these steps in the government. You can’t blame yourself for being four in a coalition. You can’t agree, and that’s why people, the economy and the whole of Slovakia are suffering, “he added.
According to Šipoš, MP Miroslav Kollár, who left the government coalition and the For People party a few days ago, tried to win from the beginning, he perceived him as an opposition politician. He thinks that it would be fair if he gave up his parliamentary mandate and devoted himself fully to the work of Mayor Hlohovec. Šipoš also stated that it is unthinkable that we should not have an extended state of emergency. “When it comes to lives, a state of emergency is in place,” he said. According to Takáč, the government is hiding behind an emergency, so the members of Smer-SD will not support its extension.
At the same time, both expressed their sincere condolences over the death of Ľubomír Petrák, Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic. “He was a friend and a party colleague. Everyone who knew him knew that he was a good man, “said Takáč. Šipoš expressed his sincere condolences for the entire OĽANO club.
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