Health minister dismisses suspended chief hygiene officer

Czech Health Minister Leoš Heger on Monday dismissed the country’s chief hygiene officer, Michael Vít, who has since March been on an unpaid leave due to corruption charges. The police accused Mr Vít with abuse of power over his role in an overpriced IT tender. Minister Heger said he would propose the government to appoint the head of the Liberec region’s hygiene service, Vladimír Valenta the new chief hygiene officer. The absence of a chief hygiene officer during the recent methanol crisis was criticized by the opposition.

Author: Jan Richter