Amiran Gamkrelidze is leaving the position of General Director of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia. Minister of Health of the country Zurab Azarashvili said in an interview with PalitraNews.
According to Azarashvili, Gamkrelidze is leaving the post, which he held for almost ten years, based on a personal statement. Deputy Minister of Health of Georgia Tamar Gabunia will temporarily perform his duties.
“This has nothing to do with the pandemic period. He worked worthily for his country and leaves his post with dignity, yielding it to other people,” Azarashvili said.
Gamkrelidze is 71 years old. In 1997-2001 he was the First Deputy Minister of Health of Georgia, and in 2001-2004 he was the Minister of Health. In 2013, Amiran Gamkrelidze headed the National Center for Disease Control.
Gamkrelidze's son, Nikoloz, leads Evex, the country's largest network of medical clinics, pharmacies and health insurance.