François Braun in government: who is the new Minister of Health?

The reshuffle was formalized on Monday July 4, 2022 by the Élysée. As expected, Brigitte Bourguignon left the government. She is replaced by François Braun, appointed new Minister of Health. Who is this emergency doctor, who takes over the reins in the midst of a new wave of Covid-19?

The list of new ministers has fallen. The Élysée Palace unveiled the composition of Elisabeth Borne’s new government this Monday, July 4, 2022. After the legislative elections, the second round of which took place on June 19, several ministers have been dismissed, such as Amélie de Montchalin at the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Justine Benin, the former Secretary of State for the Sea, or even Yaël Braun-Pivet who, after his election as President of the National Assembly, was replaced at the Ministry of Overseas.

The former Minister of Solidarity and Autonomy Damien Abad, accused of sexual violence, also left the government. Indeed, the politician is targeted by an investigation for “attempted rape”. As for Brigitte Bourguignon, she was replaced at the Ministry of Health by François Braun. So who is this new minister?

François Braun, president of Samu-Emergencies

François Braun, appointed Minister of Health, is a 60 year old emergency doctornoted The Parisian. He is the president of Samu-Urgences de France and the head of emergencies at the CHR in Metz-Thionville. The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron had called on him in June 2022, to a flash mission on the shortcomings of the hospital in France. A mission led by four doctors with the boss of the ARS of Normandy, which had allowed the publication of 41 proposals to help the public hospital, in danger, before the summer.

A report which notably provides for“inform the population with a national campaign on the proper use of emergency services”, reports Release, so that the passage to the emergency room is no longer automatic. This document also recommends “regulate emergency department admissions”, either with a “entrance paramedic triage”, either with a “systematic prior medical regulation” via the Samu telephone switchboard or the healthcare access service. A new chapter is opening for him, in a health context still marked by the Covid-19 crisis.