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Oct 10, 2018

Ministry of Health’s Epidemiologist Resigns

Ethan Gough

Epidemiologist, Doctor Ethan Gough has resigned from the Ministry of Health. His resignation, we understand, took the ministry by surprise because it has only been about a year since he has been back following several years of study abroad. The C.E.O in the Ministry of Health was tight-lipped about Gough’s departure, only to say that his decision was personal and that he has gotten another job opportunity.  Doctor Ramon Figueroa says that while Gough will be missed, the ministry will not be without the services of an epidemiologist.


Ramon Figueroa

Dr. Ramon Figueroa, C.E.O., Ministry of Health

“He’s basically one year back with us. I think Dr. Gough is an excellent worker, very well qualified. In terms of opportunities for people who are well-trained, well-qualified, obviously there’s a lot of other opportunities that open up. And there were other issues that came into play like family where he basically had to leave the country and he was offered a better opportunity abroad. So, it is a natural thing that happened and we have no issue with it and we are addressing it internally.”



“What are you doing to try and find a replacement?”


Dr. Ramon Figueroa

“Well, before Dr. Gough came back, we had an epidemiologist working there. We still have somebody to replace him, probably what we don’t have is the level of qualifications that he had and the training. But the work will continue and will continue to be done and we will continue to strengthen the epidemiology unit. His absence will be felt but it won’t detract what we have to do and won’t limit what we can do.”

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