Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Dr Faisal Sultan as his Special Assistant on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, a statement issued by the premier’s office said on Monday.
Dr Sultan, who according to the brief statement will hold the status of a federal minister, will replace Dr Zafar Mirza, who resigned as special assistant to the prime minister on health last week.
Dr Sultan also serves as the prime minister’s focal person on Covid-19.
The new SAPM is the chief executive officer of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, the hospital founded by Imran Khan.
A consultant physician on medicine and infectious diseases, Dr Sultan completed his graduation from the King Edward Medical College University, Lahore, in 1987, according to the SKMCH&RC website.
He also holds the postgraduate degrees of Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine (1992) and Diplomate American Board of Infectious Disease (1994).