An audit, delivered to his arrival in 2018, has pointed to the poor state of the reserves, “In 2017, the director-general of health requires a specific state of the stocks. I arrived in January 2018, and so there’s this audit by a company, Alizé, which conducted the audit and who has made an observation that we were considerably surprised, that was the bad state of this stock. It was massively, overwhelmingly, made up of two lots of very bad quality”, leading “to propose the destruction of this stock.”
In response, “in the coming weeks, in the days that followed, in October 2018, of order 100 million masks October 30, 2018. (…) We recognised a trend towards a stock dynamic, to a stock turning point, to a buffer stock.” This stock had to “serve” and not stay “dormant”.