Thursday 24 September, 2020

CMO responds to resignation rumours

File photo: Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Parasram

File photo: Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Parasram

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Roshan Parasram has sought to dismiss rumours circulating on social media that he had resigned.

Speaking at the Ministry of Health's media briefing on Saturday, the CMO said contrary to social media reports, he has never submitted a resignation letter to anyone during his tenure.

"As you know, I'm still here. Since the time I was appointed CMO, I have never submitted any resignation to anyone. So I hope that clears it up once and for all. I think we got a number of false resignation social media posts since April or thereabouts, and I think the last one was recently. I have never submitted a resignation letter to my Permanent Secretary or anybody else during that time," he stated.

On July 29, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh also dismissed claims that the Chief Medical Officer was at "odds" with the Government, and that he had resigned.

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