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Sunday, Sep 19, 2021

Top jobs in Health Ministry being advertised

Top jobs in Health Ministry being advertised

The government has announced vacancies for two top positions in the Ministry of Health.

The vacancies are for the Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the government.

Dr Irad Potter is the current serving CMO and it is not yet known to our news centre why his position is being advertised. Applications for this post closes July 2.

“The successful applicant will manage the public health activities in the territory by identifying and evaluating public health policies, health services and health programmes and providing advice to government and agencies on public health matters to ensure that the territory’s public health needs are met,” the ministry has said.

Dr Georges and the CEO post

Meanwhile, the last known CEO of the BVIHSA is the capable Dr Ronald Georges who was appointed to the post back in October 2018.

BVI News understands that he served for approximately two years before seemingly being demoted back to a medical officer in the ministry.

The reason for the perceived demotion is not known. Notwithstanding, Dr Georges remains a public face for Health Ministry. He recently served as Acting CMO and has been appearing on government forums as a health expert.

Meanwhile, applications for CEO of the BVIHSA closes on June 18.

The CEO is considered the lead administrator for Health Services Authority and is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the organisation’s policies, objectives and initiatives and has responsibility for all day-to-day operations of the Authority, with the support of executives and staff managers.


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