Harsh Vardhan

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Harsh Vardhan is India’s nominee for lead role in WHO, takes over on Friday

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who is leading the country’s battle against Covid-19 in the country, will be India’s nominee to be the next WHO Executive Board chairman, people familiar with the development told Hindustan Times.

A senior government official said the health minister would be elected at the World Health Organisation‘s Executive Board’s meeting on 22 May. The election is a procedural formality.

“It is not a full time assignment… But Dr Harsh Vardhan will be required to chair the executive board’s bi-annual meetings,” a senior government official told Hindustan Times.

Source: Hindustan Timeshttps://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/harsh-vardhan-is-india-s-nominee-for-lead-role-in-who-takes-over-on-friday/story-kKuJTbmDveErkC1L0bc68L.html