The Austrian Minister of Health and environmentalist Rudolf Anschober announced on Tuesday You resigned due to health reasons, Was hospitalized twice due to circulatory system problems caused by recent fatigue and stress from coping with the covid-19 pandemic.
“I have asked the President of the Federal Republic to fire me One of these functions will start next Monday,” Anschober, who took office in January 2020, said at a TV news conference.
Member of the outgoing minister Los Verdes-Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (Sebastian Kurz) of the ruling coalition and minority partner of the Conservative People’s Party (ÖVP)- Your request is accepted by the head of state, Alexander van der Bellen (Alexander van der Bellen).
Doctors Wolfgang MuksteinThe 44-year-old he will assume the post of the Ministry of Health from next Monday. In his first statement, he called on all citizens to be vaccinated to end the pandemic.
Anschober, 60, recalled that in the past four weeks, he had to be hospitalized twice because of Circulatory system breakdown and high blood pressureAnd other problems caused by “exhaustion.” “Obviously I tried too hard. I have been deformed for a few weeks,” he admitted.
The person in charge of health affairs avoids mentioning the obvious tensions with Kurz and other politicians on the strategy of fighting the coronavirus. He has to point out that since the second wave of the pandemic (last fall), there have been some “conflicts”. Increase, and He felt “very lonely” “often”.
In addition, the “enthusiasm of some people has increased greatly” “Death threats” to him and those close to him. He said: “Since November last year, I have been protected by the police. This has taken away my important source of energy. I can get energy from free contact with citizens on the street.”
In view of the severe situation at the hospital, Anschober once again defended the current confinement measures in Vienna and other eastern parts of the country (until May 1), which he described as a “serious” situation.He also regrets “More than one-third of citizens do not take the exam” The same percentage said they were unwilling to get vaccinated.