Handelsverband congratulates Wolfgang Mückstein on being appointed Minister of Health and Social Affairs

Comprehensive provision of the corona vaccination has top priority - get the "comeback plan" on track quickly - thanks to Rudi Anschober for cooperation

Vienna (OTS) - “On behalf of the entire Austrian trade, we congratulate Wolfgang Mückstein on today's appointment as Minister of Health and Social Affairs. He is taking on one of the most difficult positions currently in Austria. However, we are convinced that with him an expert has been gained for this department who can meet the urgent Corona challenges. We look forward to working closely with Dr. Mückstein and the entire cabinet ", said the managing director of the trade association Rainer Will in a first opinion. “At the same time, we would like to thank our predecessor Rudi Anschober and his team for the cooperation over the past year. We wish him all the best and the best of health. "

“The social, health, care and consumer protection agendas will be in good hands with Wolfgang Mückstein. The trade association values ​​the ongoing cooperation with the ministry very much and is happy to provide advice ", confirms trade association president Stephan Mayer-Heinisch.

“We are in the middle of the worst health, economic and labor market crisis since the Second World War. The most recent lockdown extension alone has caused retailers in Vienna and Lower Austria to lose another 780 million euros in sales. Right now, close coordination with practice is needed, for example, in order to be able to provide the corona vaccination quickly across the board and for all population groups. The Austrian dealers are in constant contact with the Ministry of Health in order to support the federal government's vaccination strategy nationwide, for example through company vaccination routes ", said trade spokesman Rainer Will finally.

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