Social Democrats push for abolition of medical fees

16-12-2007

The opposition Social Democrats are making a last-ditch effort to prevent the introduction of fees for medical services due to go into effect on January 1. This part of the Health Ministry’s reform plan has proved highly controversial and the opposition parties have attacked it in court. Although the Cabinet is unlikely to meet the opposition party’s demands, a Social Democrat proposal to scrap or delay the introduction of fees for medical services will be debated in Parliament where observers say it has a better chance of succeeding.