Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Kevin Harvey, says has not resigned from his position.

Nationwide News reported yesterday that Dr. Harvey was to leave the post as Permanent Secretary, in order to take an engagement outside the public service for the next few months.

However, in a statement today, Dr. Harvey says he has not resigned, but has applied for a leave of absence to pursue another area of his career.

He says he is awaiting a final decision on whether his leave will be approved.

He says he will continue to support the Ministry of Health and the wider public service in which capacity he may serve.