The 151-seat Croatian parliament on Friday voted for the appointment of Vili Beros as the new health minister, with 81 votes in favour, 42 against and one abstention. After the vote, the newly appointed minister took oath.
In January 2018 Beros was appointed an assistant to then Health Minister Milan Kujundzic, who was dismissed a few days ago.
Before taking office, Beros was the head of the Endocranial and Pediatric Surgery Department of Zagreb’s Sisters of Charity Hospital, where he started working in 1998.
Since 2012 he has been an associate professor at the Zagreb University Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences. He is also a vice-president of the Croatian Society for Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery.
After Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said this past Tuesday that he would propose that parliament confirms his nomination of Beros as the new health minister, Beros said that he would do his best to advance the health system and would immediately start talks on unpaid overtime with associations representing medical personnel.