Dr. Wajid Ahmed stepping down as Windsor-Essex medical officer of health

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Dr. Wajid Ahmed, medical officer of health for Windsor-Essex, at the Libro Credit Union Centre vaccine clinic on March 29, 2021. (Tahmina Aziz/CBC - image credit)
Dr. Wajid Ahmed, medical officer of health for Windsor-Essex, at the Libro Credit Union Centre vaccine clinic on March 29, 2021. (Tahmina Aziz/CBC - image credit)

The man who has been one of the faces of the COVID-19 pandemic in Windsor-Essex is stepping down to take on a new role.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed is resigning as medical officer of health to become Ontario's associate medical officer of health.

His resignation is effective Oct. 1, Board of Health Chair Gary McNamara announced Friday.

"It is with gratitude, sadness, but also pride that I bring this news to the community," he said.

Dr. Shanker Nesathurai, the former medical officer of health for Haldimand-Norfolk, will be the acting medical officer of health.

More to come.

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