The head of SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, during a press conference fiercely criticized Adonis Georgiadis, regarding the amendment on medicine.
Mr. Tsipras invited the Prime Minister to withdraw the amendment and stated: “If he truly aims to reduce the cost evenly then he should discuss it with us; we have specific recommendations because for us it is the only goal and the only thing that really matters. If he does not, then that means that his only objective is to serve interests.”
He also accused Adonis Georgiadis for raising the prices on 265 drugs, since he has taken over the Ministry of Health.
“The amendment serves the promotion of cheap and dubious generic drugs. The citizens should have access to affordable and quality tested drugs,” said Alexis Tsipras.
In addition, he called on Mr. Georgiadis to name the people from the drug industries who put pressure on him, and also to reveal the names of those who sued him.
Mr. Tsipras also said that if the purpose was to reduce prices, SYRIZA would vote for the amendment, however his party will not leave the Parliament for the ballot, but will remain to vote.
When asked if SYRIZA will submit their own proposal to the Parliament, Tsipras answered that his party will return to the issue at a later time, and will submit their own recommendations, seeing as the parliamentary procedure does not permit this at the present time.