Health Minister Němeček accuses ANO party Babiš of publishing lies

Minister Svatopluk Němeček of the Social Democrats has accused media controlled by the Agrofert company, which is owned by ANO party leader Andrej Babiš, of publishing lies and trying to damage his reputation. Mr Němeček denied information published by the Mladá fronta Dnes daily and website on Friday, claiming that the health ministry had advocated stem cell treatment for patients suffering from diabetes. Finance Minister Babiš reacted on Twitter by saying that the health minister should undergo alcohol addiction and psychiatric treatment. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told the Czech News Agency that the dispute will be discussed at a special coalition meeting.

Author: Ruth Fraňková