The vice president of the PSD bench Ricardo Baptista Lei accused the minister of Health for leaving the National Health Service (SNS) “weakened” and “aimless”.

“The socialist management model has failed (…). Therefore, we clearly state that the current management and financing model of the NHS is wrong and has to change”, he defended.

The deputy and doctor made the commitment that, if the PSD were in Government, it would make it a priority “to reform the NHS and the health system as a whole”.

These reforms, he detailed, will involve, on the one hand, the immediate implementation of “emergency measures” that respond to the needs of patients.

“With the PSD, all Portuguese people who today do not have access to a family doctor will have immediate access to an assistant doctor”, he assured.