Majlis Approves New Health Minister

Rouhani said his proposed health minister is capable of implementing initiatives that can improve public health and facilitate people’s access to better and more modern medical care
Majlis Approves New Health MinisterMajlis Approves New Health Minister

The parliament on Monday overwhelmingly approved a new health minister, signaling support for changes in a vital sector that has been negatively affected by renewed US sanctions. 
Saeed Namaki won a vote of confidence to take over the Ministry of Health and Medical Education during a session held weeks after his predecessor, Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi, resigned over proposed budget cuts. 
Of the 259 lawmakers present, 229 voted in favor of President Hassan Rouhani’s nominee for health minister, while 25 voted against him, four abstained and one vote was invalid.


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