Ogtay Shiraliyev

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Ogtay Shiraliyev
Oqtay Şirəliyev
Minister of Healthcare of Azerbaijan Republic
Assumed office
October 20, 2005
President Ilham Aliyev
Preceded by Ali Insanov
Personal details
Born (1950-08-12) August 12, 1950 (age 66)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Religion Islam

Ogtay Shiraliyev Kazim oglu (Azerbaijani: Oqtay Şirəliyev Kazım oğlu; born in 1950) is a professor, PhD and Azerbaijani politician serving as the Minister of Healthcare of Azerbaijan Republic.

Early life[edit]

Shiraliyev was born in 1950 in Baku, Azerbaijan. He graduated from Azerbaijan Medical University and completed his doctoral degree in Moscow, Russia.[1] In 1988, Shiraliyev was appointed the Director of State Medical Diagnostics Center which he headed for 17 years.[2]

Political career[edit]

On October 20, 2005 President Ilham Aliyev sacked previous minister Ali Insanov replacing him with Ogtay Shiraliyev.[1][3] Within three months of his term, Shiraliyev reformed the medical services in state hospitals and received 30% increase in state healthcare funding. Construction of new medical diagnostic centers and hospitals in regions of Azerbaijan became a priority.[2][4]

Shiraliyev is also heading the Eurasia Congress of Infectious Diseases.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Октай Ширалиев назначен министром здравоохранения" [Ogtay Shiraliyev appointed Minister of Healthcare]. Trend News Agency. 2005-10-20. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  2. ^ a b Oleg Tsyganov; Shamil Mejidov (2006-01-26). "Октай ШИРАЛИЕВ, министр здравоохранения Азербайджана: "Для государства нет задачи важнее охраны здоровья народа"" [Ogtay Shiraliyev, Minister of Healthcare of Azerbaijan: "There is nothing more important than the welfare of people"]. Izvestiya. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Октай Ширалиев - новый министр здравоохранения Азербайджанa" [Ogtay Shiraliyev - new minister of healthcare of Azerbaijan]. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Oqtay Şirəliyev Zaqatalada yeni xəstəxananın açılışında olub" [Ogtay Shiraliyev attended opening of a new hospital]. Kaspi online. 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Eurasia Congress of Infectious Diseases. Congress Organizing Committee". Retrieved 2010-11-12.