New health, labor ministers sworn in

New ministers (2)
Minister for Health Feras Al Hawari (left) and Labor Minister Yousef Al Shamali (right) being sworn in on Monday (Photo: JNews)
AMMAN — Feras Al Hawari and Yousef Al Shamali were sworn in on Monday before His Majesty King Abdullah as minister of health and minister of labor, respectively.اضافة اعلان

A Royal Decree was issued earlier, approving the reshuffle of Khasawneh’s Cabinet, according to a statement from the Royal Court.

Prime Minister Khasawneh and Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi attended the swearing-in, according to the statement.

Hawari was the first head of the National Center for Epidemics and Communicable Diseases Control. His last post before his appointment was the head of the Cancer Control Office at the King Hussein Cancer Center.
He acquired his degree of internal medicine from New York State University, and headed several departments at the cancer center before his last posting.

Before his appointment, Shamali was the secretary general of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply, as well as the acting director general of the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization.

A Royal Decree had been issued earlier this month, accepting the resignation of former labor minister Maen Qatamin from his position as of March 8, one day after his swearing-in, while another Royal Decree was issued dismissing health minister Nathir Obeidat from his position as of March 13, following the death of seven COVID-19 patients at Salt Public Hospital due to oxygen shortage.