“Ideally, we should separate the positions of director of public health and deputy minister,” reacted Mr. Dubé on Monday afternoon during a press scrum.
Dr. Arruda tendered his resignation last January. Last week, the government announced that Luc Boileau would resume his duties, which he had already held on an interim basis.
“We were lucky to be able to appoint Dr. Boileau in the same role for the moment , but we had several positions to fill. The network had to be stabilized. After a period of crisis such as we have just experienced, the network must be stabilized,” explained Mr. Dubé.
He also specified that his department had already come out in favor of certain recommendations of the report Savoie, which aimed to highlight the causes of the failure of the health network during the pandemic.
“There will be announcements in the coming months which will confirm recommendations”, revealed Mr. Dubé.
One of these recommendations concerned the separation into two positions of the roles of national director of public health and deputy minister.