Dr Ahmed Jamsheed, Director General for the Centre for Community Health and Diseases Control, has today announced his resignation from the post.
Dr Jamsheed confirmed to Minivan News that he had chosen to step down from the position over concerns about a perceived lack of work.
”I had to resign because I do not believe I am able to fulfill the responsibilities I was assigned and I do not have any work to do now,” Dr Jamsheed told Minivan News. ”I do not find any reason to remain in the position if I can’t fulfill those responsibilities.”
Dr Jamsheed did not wish to disclose further details of his resignation, adding that he simply did not believe his position was required if there was no work to do.
Press Secretary for the President, Mohamed Zuhair praised Dr Jamsheed for his work when contacted about the decision.
”The government’s high priority for the time is to decentralise public health, which means the work of [Dr Jamsheed’s] centre will be divided in to seven province offices,” said Zuhair. ”Maybe the changes the government are making are not in line with Dr Jamsheed.”