Frontline pandemic doctor named Queensland CHO

Infectious diseases specialist Dr Krispin Hajkowicz is 'perfect' for the role as he's a COVID-19 expert

Responsibility for Queensland's pandemic response will now fall to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Director of Infectious Diseases, Dr Krispin Hajkowicz.

Dr Krispin Hajkowicz.

Dr Hajkowicz will take over from Dr Jeannette Young when she steps down as the state's Chief Health Officer on 1 November.

Dr Young said her replacement had been heavily involved in the state's response to