President Stands behind Experts from the State Institute for Drug Control and the Slovak Academy of Sciences

President Stands behind Experts from the State Institute for Drug Control and the Slovak Academy of Sciences

On Monday 12 April 2021, President Zuzana Čaputová visited the State Institute for Drug Control and the Biomedical Research Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

According to the president, strong and independent specialized institutions are part of a strong democracy. Any words of doubt that lack a factual basis, weaken the trust of the general public. They also lead to verbal attacks and threats against the people representing these institutions. "I consider this to be absolutely unacceptable and wrong. The State Institute for Drug Control and the Biomedical Research Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, which I visited today, do highly specialized and professional work, and not only in testing the Sputnik V vaccine. I stand behind them and respect them."