Safed hospital director tapped as new coronavirus czar

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz has decided to appoint Salman Zarka, director-general of Ziv Medical Center in Safed, as the new coronavirus czar.

Zarka will replace Nachman Ash, who has been appointed director-general of the Health Ministry.

Holding a master’s degree in epidemiology and public health, Zarka has headed the Ziv Medical Center for the past seven years and is an associate professor at Bar Ilan University and senior lecturer at Hebrew University.

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