Health Ministry Director General Hezi Levy announced tonight (Sunday) that he is resigning. According to Levy, he intends to return to the position of director of Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon now: “Knowing that the director general’s position is a position of trust, I thank you for the opportunity given to me. “During this challenging period. I would like to announce that I wish to end my position as Director General of the Ministry of Health and return to serve in the health system at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.”
In his resignation letter, Registrar Levy wrote that “I will make an overlap as necessary, certainly at this time of a new outbreak of the corona plague.” He added: “Until the election of a CEO on your behalf, I will continue to further promote the issue of youth vaccines, and the stabilization of the system at Ben Gurion Airport, of course in order to reduce morbidity, as well as other issues I deal with.”
“I thank Minister Yuli Edelstein, who elected me to the position and I thank you for working together until the end of my term. I conclude by saying that I am proud of all that the health system has done during the Corona epidemic so far, together with the Israeli government and public in Israel.” .
Prof. Levy took office exactly one year ago, in June 2020, following the entry of former Health Minister Yuli Edelstein. Edelstein chose him as a replacement for former CEO Moshe Bar-Siman Tov, who announced his resignation with the formation of the Netanyahu-Ganz government.
During his time at the Ministry of Health, the director general had to deal with the corona plague. When he officially retires, Levy will return to his position at Barzilai Hospital, which he has managed since 2012.
Minister Horowitz: “I would like to thank Prof. Hezi Levy, who volunteered to serve as the ministry’s director general during one of the most challenging periods known to the Israeli health system. Hezi has served the State of Israel with great professionalism, and I am sure he will continue to contribute his skills to the public health system.”