Austria’s Health Minister says he’s overworked

Jeniel Lamb

3 years ago

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Austria’s Health Minister, Rudolf Anschober  has resigned, his reason being that he can no longer handle the gruelling job of leading the country’s coronavirus response. This is because of health issues that are caused by ‘overwork’. 

The minister has experienced two episodes of sudden fatigue in the past month- he has also been diagnosed with high blood pressure and tinnitus. 

Anschober who is 60 years of age has named Wolfgang Mückstein as his successor.

Rudolf shared that he is clearly “overworked” and has not felt completely healthy in several weeks.

“This pandemic takes no breaks, and so a health minister can’t take a break either.In the most serious health crisis for decades, the republic needs a health minister who is 100% fit, I am not at the moment, and I won’t be in the coming weeks if I don’t pull the emergency brake.” 

Anschober explained.