The Labor-Gesher-Meretz slate will demand to be given control of the Education and Health ministries if Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz forms the next government, the leaders of Labor, Gesher and Meretz announced at a Tel Aviv press conference on Sunday.Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz would like to be education and culture minister, and Gesher head Orly Levy-Abecassis wants to be health minister. “I have been fighting for the weakest sectors for many years, and it pains me that they are so helpless,” Levy-Abecassis said. “It is time for us to join the government to get its priorities in order and ensure that it will invest in health, welfare and education.”She accused Health Minister Ya'acov Litzman of using his political power to help his haredi (ultra-Orthodox) sector and not the health system. Litzman responded by releasing a list of his ministry’s accomplishments under his leadership. He accused Labor-Gesher-Meretz and Blue and White of remembering the health issue only ahead of elections.Gantz released a campaign video in which he called the 5,000 Israelis who he said die annually due to problems in the health system “Case 5000,” a reference to the criminal cases of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Horowitz said it was not only important to replace Netanyahu but also Education Minister Rafi Peretz (Yamina) and Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (Likud).“The time has come to return the Education Ministry to professional and responsible hands,” he said.