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Daniel Gollan

Daniel Gollan
National Deputy
Assumed office
10 December 2021
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
Minister of Health of Buenos Aires Province
In office
12 December 2019 – 28 July 2021
GovernorAxel Kicillof
Preceded byAndrés Scarsi
Succeeded byNicolás Kreplak
Minister of Health
In office
26 February 2015 – 10 December 2015
PresidentCristina Fernández de Kirchner
Preceded byJuan Luis Manzur
Succeeded byJorge Lemus
Personal details
Born (1955-06-05) 5 June 1955 (age 68)
Rosario, Argentina
Political partyJusticialist Party
Alma materNational University of Rosario

Daniel Gollán (born 5 June 1955) is an Argentine cardiologist and politician. He served as Health Minister of Argentina for a brief period during the presidency of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in 2015, and as Health Minister of Buenos Aires Province from 2019 to 2021. Since 2021, he has been a National Deputy.

Early life and education

Gollan was born on 5 June 1955 in Rosario. He studied medicine at the National University of Rosario, during the Dirty War. As a student, he joined the Juventud Universitaria Peronista, the Justicialist Party's student wing, where he met the future president Néstor Kirchner. He studied under the guidance of the cardiologist Floreal Ferrara.[1]

Political career

He led the ANMAT from 2008 to 2010, and advised the Carta Abierta group on health-related issues.[2]

Daniel Gollan with fellow health ministers of Mercosul in 2015

He was appointed minister of health in Argentina, on 26 February 2015. Replacing Juan Luis Manzur.[2] Kirchnerism could not achieve a victory for Daniel Scioli in the 2015 presidential election that allowed him to prevent a ballotage, and runs for a runoff election against Mauricio Macri. Kirchnerism reacted with a negative campaigning against Macri. Gollan said, in his Twitter account, "The 12 new radiation therapy centers to treat cancer will continue if Scioli is president. Think well before you vote". The opposition asked for his resignation, and Gollan deleted the post and claimed that his account had been hacked. Still, his previous posts had a similar tone.[3] Anyhow, the statements in this negative campaigning showed to be true, as after Scioli lost the election and Mauricio Macri become the President of Argentina, many hospitals were closed,[4] Argentina's public health system was seriously deteriorated [5][6] and the Health Ministry itself was demoted to a Secretariat, with lower budget and less decision powers.[7]

Ahead of the 2021 primary elections, Gollán was confirmed as the second candidate in the Frente de Todos list to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies in Buenos Aires Province. He resigned from his post as Health Minister of the province on 28 July 2021 to focus on the campaign, and was succeeded by his vice-minister, Nicolás Kreplak.[8]

Electoral history

Electoral history of Daniel Gollán
Election Office List # District Votes Result Ref.
Total % P.
2021 National Deputy Frente de Todos 2 Buenos Aires Province 3,444,446 38.59% 2nd[a] Elected [9]
  1. ^ Presented on an electoral list. The data shown represents the share of the vote the entire party/alliance received in that constituency.

References

  1. ^ "Daniel Gollan, un sanitarista con destacada trayectoria en Salud Pública" (in Spanish). 12 December 2019. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Quién es Daniel Gollan, el nuevo ministro de Salud" [Who is Daniel Gollan, the new ministry of health] (in Spanish). La Nación. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  3. ^ Mariana Verón (4 November 2015). "Un tuit del ministro Gollan desató una polémica y reavivó la campaña negativa" [A tweet by minister Gollan started a controversy and renewed the negative campaigning] (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  4. ^ Agustina Arredondo (26 April 2018). "Cinco hospitales en uno" [Five hospitals in a single one] (in Spanish). Página 12. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  5. ^ Renata Padín (19 October 2018). "Macri también ajusta en Salud" [Macri also appllies adjustment to health] (in Spanish). Página 12. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  6. ^ Make medicines affordable (19 October 2018). "Activists fear looming health crisis in Argentina – call on IMF to act" [Activists fear looming health crisis in Argentina – call on IMF to act]. Make medicines affordable. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  7. ^ Guido Carelli Lynch (1 September 2018). "Mauricio Macri elimina 10 ministerios y desplazan a los vicejefes de Gabinete" [Mauricio Macri Mauricio Macri closes 10 ministries and dismisses the viceheads de Cabinet] (in Spanish). Diario Clarín. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Asumió Kreplak como ministro de Salud bonaerense y remarcó que "nadie se salva solo"". Télam (in Spanish). 28 July 2021. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Elecciones 2021". argentina.gob.ar (in Spanish). Dirección Nacional Electoral. Retrieved 4 February 2023.[permanent dead link]
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