The Presidential Council (PC) announced on Monday the appointment of Khalifa Al-Bakoush as interim Minister of Health, replacing Ahmed Bin Omar, according to a statement issued by the Media Office of the PC.

Al-Bakoush, an ophthalmologist, is now serving as the head of the Scientific Advisory Committee to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Al-Sarraj announced in a televised statement last August his intention to make urgent ministerial reshuffle, distant from quotaism.