The government has appointed Dhaka Medical College surgery professor Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam as the new director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Ministry of Health issued a gazette notification in this regard on Thursday.
The appointment came two days after Dr Abul Kalam Azad resigned on Tuesday amid criticisms over irregularities and mismanagement in the health sector.
Meanwhile, Dr Farid Hossain Miah has been appointed as the new director (hospitals and clinics) of the DGHS.
The ministry issued another notification in this regard earlier today. Md Aminul Hasan, director (hospitals and clinics) of DGHS has been made an officer on special duty (OSD), said the notification.