Curtis Martin appointed Acting Permanent Secretary in MoH

The Ministry of Health, headed by Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew, announced on Tuesday that Curtis Martin has assumed the position of Acting Permanent Secretary. 

“This decision comes after careful consideration by the Ministry’s leadership and was announced by the Prime Minister and Minister of Health, Dr. Terrance Drew, earlier today at an extraordinary meeting of the ministry’s leadership team. Mr. Martin’s appointment as acting permanent secretary will ensure the continuous and effective operation of the Ministry’s initiatives and responsibilities,” a statement issued by the ministry’s communication department. 

“Mr. Martin will oversee the implementation of critical health programs and the Ministry’s ongoing response to public health issues. His leadership will be crucial in continuing the Ministry’s work in promoting wellness and ensuring accessible, high-quality healthcare services,” it continued.

At the time of the announcement of Martin’s appointment, Prime Minister Drew remarked that he was confident that “Mr. Martin’s leadership will bring strong guidance and stability to the Ministry during this transition period.”

Martin, a former Speaker of the House in the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis, formerly served as an advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office and “brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of excellence in administrative leadership.”

According to the ministry, “His previous roles within both the public and private sectors have prepared him well for this pivotal position. Mr. Martin’s expertise in policy development, human resource management, and strategic planning will be invaluable as the ministry continues to navigate the challenges of public health and strives to improve healthcare outcomes for all citizens.”

Commenting on his appointment, Martin said, “I am honoured to step into the role of Acting Permanent Secretary, and I am committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to enhance our healthcare system,” said Mr. Martin. “Together, we will focus on innovative solutions and strategic partnerships to achieve our vision of a healthier future for St. Kitts and Nevis.”

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