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The Acting Minister of Health Issues a Decision Appointing Dr. Tarek Madani as an Independent Medical Advisor for the MOH
24 April 2014
His Excellency Eng. Adel bin Mohammed Fakeih, the acting Minister of Health issued, today, a decision appointing Dr. Tarek Madani as a medical advisor for the Ministry of Health (MOH).
This decision came according to the acting Minister of Health's statement made shortly after taking the office, in which he took a pledge to constantly communicate with the community, and to coordinate with the health care experts with the aim of gathering all the information, helping determine the current situation, the seriousness of the situation, and potential risks.      
Meanwhile, Dr. Tarek Madani assumed his position immediately after the decision was issued. He is to provide the specialized consultations for the MOH depending on his long experience in the infectious diseases field. Still, he held the position of internal medicine and infectious diseases professor at the internal medicine department, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University.  He also possesses infectious diseases-related 20-year- experience.   
The acting Minister of Health, Eng. Adel Fakeih said "according to the extensive medical experience he possesses, Dr. Tarek is to work on coordinating the imperative medical plan in relation to fighting the CoronaVirus (CoV). We intend to draw on the expertise and caliber to help us apply our plan in an effective way, in turn enabling us to guarantee safety of the public.
He went on adding "I would like to reiterate my commitment to working ceaselessly on fighting the CoronaVirus, and the decision of appointing Dr. Tarek is a key step towards achieving that goal."
In the meantime, Dr. Tarek Madani said "in the beginning, I would like to extend thanks to the acting Minister of Health for giving me this opportunity. The CoronaVirus is a health challenge facing the Kingdom and a number of the world's states. For my part, I will do my utmost efforts to help secure the health and safety of the public in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."   
It is expected that the acting Minister of Health is to make a series of appointments in the next week.

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