New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot has resigned from her position.
In her resignation letter, obtained by News 4 Tuesday, Barbot praises the city’s Health Department, while saying it was an honor to serve in her position and that the department will continue to dedicate itself to protecting “the health of all New Yorkers during this unprecedented public health emergency. The moment demands it without distractions.”
“My commitment to this city and to public health is unwavering. I am proud of the accomplishments we have achieved as an agency over the past several years including using a racial equity lens to center communities at the heart of what we do, leveraging our public health data for policy and action in addressing structural inequities and bridging public health and health care delivery so that all of our communities have an equitable opportunity to be healthy and flourish,” Barbot’s resignation letter reads in part.