Cuba Appoints New Health Minister

News from Cuba | Friday, 23 July 2010

HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 23 (acn) The Cuban Council of State, at the recommendation of its President, Raul Castro, agreed to release Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera from his duties as Public Health Minister.

According to an official note published on Friday by Cuban newspapers, the Council of State also agreed to promote First Deputy Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda for the post.

Dr. Morales Ojeda, 43, graduated in 1991. Since then, he has practiced as physician and has held direction posts in the Public Health sector in central Cienfuegos province.

The note acknowledges Balaguer’s work ahead of the Public Health Ministry and adds that, as agreed by the Politburo of the Central Committee of Cuba’s Communist Party, he will resume his work at the Central Committee.

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