Weekly Commentary: Success Requires Thinking Out of the Box - Naftali
Bennett for Health Minister
Dr. Aaron Lerner 6 May 2020
"If Prime Minister Netanyahu offers me the Health Ministry and to manage the
coronavirus campaign, I'll rise to the mission."
Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett on Twitter
Blue White has suggested appointing a professional from inside the health
system as Health Minister. But the skill set required for the post is not
the ability to manage within the existing structures and modes of operation.
The bureaucrats at the Ministry of Health (MOH) weren't geared for either
the shear volume or pace of decisions and actions which had to be rapidly
carried out. To make matters worse, there were instances in which they
acted to undermine the "work arounds" implemented by others in order to try
to bridge the gap in the supply of various products and services by the MOH.
The COVID-19 challenge is far from over. The action or lack thereof of the
MOH in the coming months will determine if the 4th quarter of 2020 is an
unbearable health and economic disaster for the Jewish State or only bumps
on the road up to full recovery.
Since the very start of the COVID-19 nightmare, Minister of Defense Naftali
Bennett has been dramatically ahead of the pack with his ideas and actions.
Time and again programs Bennett implemented via the Ministry of Defense
despite MOH objections became critical elements in the nation's struggle
For the sake of the nation I sincerely hope that Binyamin Netanyahu appoints
Bennett to this vital post.
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