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DHSS announce new Director of Public Health 5 November 2007

The Department of Health and Social Security is delighted to announce that Dr Parameswaran Kishore has been appointed as the new permanent Director of Public Health.

Hon W E Teare MHK, Minister for Health and Social Security said,

“I am extremely pleased that Dr Kishore is the new permanent Director of Public Health. Dr Kishore has played and will continue to play an essential role in preparing the Island for a potential Pandemic flu. In this and many other health issues that the Island will face in the future, his vast experience and knowledge will be invaluable not only to the DHSS but to everyone living in the Isle of Man.”

David Killip, DHSS Chief Executive said,

“As Acting Director of Public Health and a valuable member of the Department’s Senior Management Team for over two years, Dr Kishore has already made a significant contribution to the Department and to the Isle of Man. I am delighted that he is now the permanent Director and I look forward to working closely with him to ensure that the Department continues to serve the public to the best of its ability.”

Dr Kishore said,

“I am delighted to take up this challenging post on a permanent basis. Since coming to the Isle of Man six years ago, I have learned much about the health issues affecting people in the Isle of Man. Along with my team, I will continue to address these issues and to work closely with members of the public to allay their health concerns.”

Dr Kishore added,

“Improving public health in the Isle of Man is a key objective of the Government Plan. The development of a public health plan is essential to ensure that this objective is achieved.”

Dr Parameswaran Kishore moved to Isle of Man in November 2001 to take up the post of Consultant in Public Health Medicine in the DHSS. Prior to his arrival in the Isle of Man, Dr Kishore was the Director of Public Health in Redbridge and Waltham Forest Health Authority in North East London; previously he has held Consultant posts in Sheffield, Barking and Havering and Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham Health Authorities.

Dr Kishore trained as a doctor in Thiruanthapuram, Karala, India and worked in hospital posts in the UK since 1981. He entered Public Health medicine in 1988 and trained in the former South East Thames Regional Health Authority obtaining MSc, MBA and MFPHM during his training.

In addition to being the Director of Public Health, Dr Kishore is the lead for Health Protection, which is his sub speciality. Dr Kishore also leads the Island’s preparations for dealing with Pandemic Flu.

Dr Kishore became Acting Director of Public Health in 26th August 2005.

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