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Jesse: The social ministry abandons its plan to dismantle TAI | New

Jesse, who led the institute from 2008 to 2016, said the ministry’s original plan would have had a negative impact on the ground.

“The original plan proposed in March to simply divide the tasks of TAI between different agencies would have resulted in serious setbacks in the development of the health sector and in terms of our overall view of public health. But the plan was abandoned now,” the elder said. said the undersecretary of health.

“Thinking back to my almost nine years at TAI, it convinced me of the benefits that such a public health institute can have for the ministry,” she added.

Jesse said a meeting had taken place between Health and Labor Minister Peep Peterson (SDE), Welfare Minister Signe Riisalo (Reform), General Secretary Maarjo Mändmaa and Deputy General Secretary for Health Heidi Alasepp. “Minister Peterson can tell you how the plan will be implemented,” Jesse said.

The project for closing the institute and distributing its tasks was made public in March. The next step would have seen the Health Council, the National Medicines Agency, the TAI and the Labor Inspectorate merged into a single agency.

The initial plan would have seen the necessary changes passed this autumn and the new agency of 600 civil servants would start work next year.

TAI leaders have been extremely critical of state reform, saying disbanding the institute would seriously harm knowledge-based health policy-making.

The reform plan resulted in a conflict between the heads of TAI and the general secretary Maarjo Mändmaa.

Adviser to the post of minister who came unexpectedly

Speaking about her new role as adviser to Peep Peterson, Jesse said nothing like this had crossed her mind as recently as last week.

“Life is full of surprises. When Peep Peterson asked me to join his team as an adviser, I accepted, looking at multiple simultaneous crises and my experience with the Health Insurance Fund and TAI during two economic crises.

Jesse could not say what she plans to do in eight months from the end of her term as Peterson’s adviser.

“Right now, I’m thinking of resuming the work that I did for the past year and that I did before taking over as head of TAI. Dividing my time between international work and Estonia”, a- she declared.

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