NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigns
New York City’s embattled Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot — who drew ire for telling an NYPD boss she didn’t “give two rats’ asses” about his cops during the height of the coronavirus pandemic — resigned from her post Tuesday.
Barbot submitted her resignation letter to City Hall Tuesday morning, she said in an email to her Department of Health colleagues and obtained by The Post.
She does not say why she’s stepping down.
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve at the helm of an agency with its long and distinguished history in promoting and protecting New Yorkers’ health through ordinary times and during some of the most challenging moments in our city’s history,” Barbot wrote.
In a press release, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Dr. Dave Chokshi, a top official at NYC Health + Hospitals, as her replacement.
Barbot has served as health commissioner since December 2018.
She came under fire mid-coronavirus pandemic for telling NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops” while blowing off an NYPD request for 500,000 face masks.
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