Dr. Lee tenders resignation: last day January 2022 | Loop Cayman Islands - Loop News Cayman

The Ministry of Health & Wellness stated that Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. John Lee has confirmed his intention to leave the CMO post in January 2022, ahead of his contracted date of May 2022.

The Ministry said it wishes to thank Dr. Lee for his invaluable contributions and hard work in helping to keep the Cayman Islands safe from the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020. “We much appreciate the many sacrifices over the past year and half and do wish him and his family continued blessings and good health”, commented Chief Officer Nellie Pouchie.

The Ministry noted that it does not normally comment on specific employee matters, but given the public nature of the CMO post and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, feels it important to address the public in this regard.

The Ministry confirmed that a formal recruitment process will ensue to fill the CMO post. A further update will be issued in due course in this regard, said Chief Officer Pouchie.

Commenting on his decision to leave the CMO post, Dr Lee stated:

I have been incredibly honoured and proud to work for the Cayman Islands Government as the Chief Medical Officer. You'll be aware that the biggest challenges came from a direction none of us would have imagined. It has not all been about COVID-19; I have also had the chance to consider the health care system of the islands from a strategic position and I will share my views before leaving post.

However, my parents' health is failing and although I have tried to support...

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