Friday, July 17, 2020

OPM: COVID-19 response coordinator stepping down from ‘day-to-day’ operations

Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis will continue to offer strategic advice to the government as she steps down from her day-to-day role as the lead COVID-19 response coordinator, according to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

Dahl-Regis was appointed in March, and had initially agreed to serve in the post until the end of June.

The statement read: “She also agreed to extend her service, which will end shortly.

“Dr Dahl-Regis will continue to offer strategic advice to the Government and the Prime Minister but will be stepping aside from day-to-day operations.

The OPM confirmed her departure in a statement after Eyewitness News reported the prime minister’s health adviser was expected next week.

The statement continued: “Dr Dahl-Regis has put in place strategies, policies and procedures as it relates to managing COVID-19 and is confident in the team that will be led by Chief Medical Office Dr Pearl McMillian.

It added: “The Prime Minister thanks Dr Dahl-Regis for her national service and will have more to say in a National Address on Sunday.”  (source)