Yeh Chin-chuan successor to Lin Fang-yue
The China Post news staff
September 26, 2008, 1:32 pm TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Yeh Chin-chuan, deputy secretary-general to President Ma Ying-jeou, was appointed minister of the Department of Health yesterday.
Yeh, see photo, succeeded Lin Fang-yue, who resigned to take responsible for the food scare triggered by the malamine-tainted foods and drinks imported from China.
Yeh was director of public health in Taipei, who helped Ma Ying-jeou fight the SARS epidemic in Taipei in 2003. He served as Ma's deputy mayor later.