Coronavirus: Health Minister Sacked By President For Requesting Foreign Aid

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Minister of Health in Madagascar, Ahmad Ahmad, has been fired by the country’s president as coronavirus spreads in the country.

The sack came one month after Ahmad had some issues with the President for seeking external help for COVID-19.

Coronavirus cases in Madagascar rose in July, regardless of official campaigns to promote a controversial herbal drink touted as a remedy for the virus.

Ahmad had written a letter to international agencies asking for medical equipment after hospitals in the country raised concern about lack of beds.

Angered by the move, President Andry Rajoelina said the Minister had acted “without consulting” either the government or head of state.

Announcing his sack on Thursday, Jean Louis Hanitrala Rakotovao was named as new Health Minister, as President Rajoelina reshuffles his cabinet.

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