By Buba Gagigo
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has Tuesday mourned the death of former Minister of Health, Omar Say.
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“The Ministry of Health learns with sadness of the demise of former colleague and Minister of Health Hon. Omar Sey, after a brief illness. Hon. Omar Sey was Minister of Health from the year 2013 to January 2017,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.
The late Sey, during his reign as Minister of Health served as an Executive Board Member of the Programme, Budget and Administration Committee of the World Health Organization representing the Africa Region from 2014 to 2017, the Ministry stated.
It added that prior to his appointment as Minister, Hon. Sey served as Chief Executive Officer of Farafenni General Hospital; an Opthalmic Medical Assistant in Bansang Hospital and later Farafenni in the 90s; a Senior Opthalmic Medical Assistant and Cataract Surgeon; the first to operationalize the secondary Eye Care Unit at Basse Health Centre in 1996 as a Cataract Surgeon, among others.
He was later promoted to the position of a Deputy Permanent Secretary (Technical) at the Ministry of Health, the position he held from September 2009 to October 2010.
The statement continued that Sey also served in various capacities and countries at International level as a health professional.
The Management and staff of the Ministry of Health sent their sincere condolences to the family, friends, relatives, and colleagues of late Omar Sey.