According to him, Slovakia is taking risks in preparation for the third wave.
Aug 25, 2021 at 4:42 pm TASR
BRATISLAVA. The vaccine lottery fulfills its role. Its priority was to reward the vaccinated, the mission to promote vaccination is mainly the Ministry of Health.
This was announced by the Minister of Finance on Wednesday after the government meeting Igor Matovic (OĽAN) with the proviso that these are effective minute resources.
“The lottery was never announced as a means of increasing vaccination. The lottery was announced as a means of rewarding the vaccinated,” Matovič stated.
Lottery versus Pope
He thinks that it is very effective minute money, because the vaccinated people, according to him, will save the state budget hundreds of millions of euros.
However, according to him, the new share of people who will be vaccinated for this will not be “significant”. “The number of new vaccinees is not rising even in connection with the pope in Slovakia, so what such a lottery can fit and compare with the pope,” said the head of the finance department.
At the government meeting, he also expressed the conviction that Slovakia is not doing the right thing in the way it is preparing for the third wave of the pandemic. “I think we are taking a lot of risks and someone seems to have decided that we are going to defeat Slovakia,” says Matovič.
In Zuzana’s case, she is awaiting the opinion of lawyers
He also noted that the Ministry of Health asked for money for the campaign, while the Ministry of Finance wanted a plan and a proposal for a new campaign from him. “In the meantime, we have provided the money to the ministry and the ministry has not launched any new campaign, as far as I know,” he added.
With regard to Ms Zuzana, who lost 400,000 euros in the lottery because of the slower internet, he said that he said she had a moral right to win because she had fulfilled everything that was required. He added that he was waiting for the final opinion of lawyers.
“The legal department of the Ministry of Finance is preparing a final opinion on whether we can give it a prize or not,” he said, adding that they could give an opinion this week.