Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, who emerged as the public face of Bangladesh's COVID-19 response in the early days of pandemic, has been transferred to the National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine as a director.
She was an additional director general of planning and development at the Directorate General of Health Services.
The health and family planning ministry transferred three other officers with the rank of director on Monday.
Dr Ahmedul Kabir, an additional DG of administration at the directorate, will work as the additional DG of planning and development.
Dr Rasheda Sultana, director of the Public Health Institute, has been sent to Dr Amedul’s post.
NIPSOM Director Professor Dr Bayezid Khurshid has been made additional DG of administration at the DGHS.
Sabrina, a former director of the government’s disease control agency, became a household name for appearing in the daily COVID press conferences at the onset of the pandemic. She was made an additional DG at the DGHS in 2020.
She underwent treatment for a long time in Singapore in 2022 and returned home recently upon recovery.