UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on June 26 that the former finance minister Sajid Javid has been chosen as the country’s health minister,
With COVID-19 cases rising in the last month, Javid’s main focus will be on helping the state-run health service recover from the pandemic, while also prevention of any future infection waves..
The earlier Health Minister, Matt Hancock had resigned when he was caught breaking COVID-19 rules by kissing and embracing an aide in his office.
Earlier, Javid also had resigned as Finance Minister last year, when he refused to sack his political advisers on the advice of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Javid — the MP for Bromsgrove since 2010 — was home secretary from 2018 to 2019, and later chancellor from July 2019 till February 2020. He was forced out of the Treasury in early 2020 after losing a power battle against Dominic Cummings.