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3 MPs share tasks of social affairs and health ministry

11 Jun 2019, 08:00 ( 5 days ago) | updated: 11 Jun 2019, 11:59 ( 4 days ago)

DF Report
Photo Finnish government by Laura Kotila.

The president on Monday appointed Aino-Kaisa Pekonen as minister of social affairs and health and Krista Kiuru as minister of family affairs and social services for the social affairs and health ministry.

Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist will be responsible for gender equality matters of the social affairs and health ministry, said an official press release.

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru is responsible for matters related to steering and services of healthcare and social welfare. She is also responsible for matters concerning occupational healthcare, farm relief services, services for disabled war veterans, rehabilitation for war veterans, and the Advisory Board on Veterans' Affairs in Finland. 

Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen is the head of the ministry of social affairs and health and is responsible for all other matters under the ministry's jurisdiction, such as pharmaceutical services, social security and labour protection.