Dr. Wajid Ahmed stepping down as Windsor-Essex medical officer of health – CBC

Ahmed named new provincial associate chief medical officer of health

Aug 20, 2021

The man who has been one of the faces of the COVID-19 pandemic in Windsor-Essex is stepping down to take on a new role.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed is resigning as medical officer of health to become Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health.

His resignation is effective Oct. 1, Board of Health Chair Gary McNamara announced Friday morning during a virutal press conference.

“It is with gratitude, sadness, but also pride that I bring this news to the community,” he said.

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Ahmed has been in the role since 2017. He said the decision to take on the new position was a tough one.

“As much as I am happy, I’m also sad to leave a community that is very, very supportive and have gone through some of the difficult times in the pandemic,” he said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/dr-wajid-ahmed-medical-officer-of-health-1.6147387

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