José Antonio López Peña, who until now served as deputy minister of public health since March 11, is a surgeon who graduated from the National University of Central Peru (UNCP). The official was the director of the Carrión Hospital in Huancayo, President of EsSalud's Medical Staff, and a professor at UNCP.
The swearing-in ceremony comes after the Congress approved last March 31 a motion of censure against the former Minister of Health, Hernán Condori, who had to leave office.
By 71 votes in favor, 32 against and 13 abstentions, the national representation accepted the motion presented last week against Condori.
Sinamtess saluda la designación del Dr. Jorge López Peña como nuevo ministro de Salud. Le auguramos éxitos en su gestión en favor de todos los peruanos.@Minsa_Perupic.twitter.com/0ox8wmpWiZ