India, May 15 -- The military official responsible for the logistics of Canada's Covid-19 vaccination programme has been fired after coming under an investigation.

Major-General Dany Fortin was seconded to the public health agency of Canada as vice-president for logistics and operations in November last year, as the country prepared to launch its vaccination drive.

However, in a sudden announcement on Friday, a spokesperson for the department of national defence said he had "left" the assignment "pending the results of a military investigation". Details of the reasons for the investigation were not revealed.

Fortin was appointed to the critical position by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Fortin was also in charge of establishing and sup...