"I believe there's no basis for an interpellation against the minister," Gedvilas told in an interview with Žinių Radijas (News Radio) on Wednesday.
He called the interpellation procedure itself "normal parliamentary control", and also said he was not aware of how his political group would vote on the interpellation.
Last week, a group of lawmakers representing the opposition Liberal Movement and the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, registered an interpellation against Andriukaitis. The minister has two weeks to provide answers but has pledged to do so on Thursday already.
The MPs ask the minister in the interpellation text why funding for healthcare institutions has been cut by 11 percent on average, despite the fact that the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund is 135.8 million litas (over EUR 39 million) bigger than last year.
Upon receipt of an interpellation, a Cabinet member must, within two weeks, submit a written response to the Seimas speaker and the MPs. In the event that the reply of the minister is recognized as inadequate and non-confidence in minister is declared in a draft resolution of the Seimas, the draft may be adopted by a majority vote of more than a half of all the Seimas members. If the resolution is passed, the minister has to resign.