Changes needed in leadership of Ministry of Social Affairs

  • 2021-07-29
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said that there are problems with vaccination in the country and that changes are needed in the Ministry of Social Affairs at management level.

"There are too many problems with vaccination and the pace is too low. I am not satisfied with this situation at all," Kallas said at the government's press conference on Thursday, adding that she has discussed the issue with Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik on repeated occasions.

Kallas said that the leading officials of the Ministry of Social Affairs have been unable to propose new solutions and expedite the pace of the immunization drive for some time already.

"The near future will bring clarity to which staff reorganizations are needed for changing gear. Changes are needed at management level, that much is clear," the prime minister said.

Kiik said that some changes in staff have already taken place and some are underway. He added that "it would not be reasonable to fully wipe the slate clean" and that instead, the problems "need to be addressed in their entirety."