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WHO: Dr Harsh Vardhan set to take charge as Chairman of Executive Board

Amid COVID-19 pandemic taking its tool on the world and the role of WHO in question in handling the matter, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is all set to take charge as the chairman of the WHO Executive Board on May 22. Vardhan would succeed Dr Hiroki Nakatani of Japan, currently the Chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board.

 

The 194-nation World Health Assembly has signed the proposal to appoint India’s nominee to the executive board. It was just a formality after WHO’s South-East Asia group had unanimously decided last year that India would be elected to the executive board for a three-year-term beginning of May.

 

Vardhan would be elected at the Executive Board meeting of the World Health Organisation on May 22. The post of chairman is held by rotation for one year among regional groups and it was decided last year that India’s nominee would be the Executive Board chairman for the first year starting on May 22, 2020.

 

It is not a full-time assignment and the minister will just be required to chair the Executive Board’s meetings. The Executive Board is composed of 34 individuals technically qualified in the field of health, each one designated by a member state elected to do so by the World Health Assembly.

20 May 2020
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COVID-19: UN applauds India's lockdown initiative

The UN Resident Coordinator in India, Ms Renata Dessallien has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strategy of nationwide 21-day lockdown to curtail the coronavirus pandemic. She also commended the PM’s call for social distancing, an important step that is expected to help flatten the curve.“The UN system in India is fully mobilized and ready to further step up its support to the Government of India to fight COVID-19," she said. 
On 24 March, Ms. Dessallien, along with WHO Representative to India, Dr. Henk Bekedam, met the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and appreciated the government for its “early and robust response” to tackle the pandemic head on.

25 Mar 2020
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WHO: Dr Harsh Vardhan set to take charge as Chairman of Executive Board

By IndianMandarins 20 May 2020

Amid COVID-19 pandemic taking its tool on the world and the role of WHO in question in handling the matter, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is all set to take charge as the chairman of the WHO Executive Board on May 22. Vardhan would succeed Dr Hiroki Nakatani of Japan, currently the Chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board.

 

The 194-nation World Health Assembly has signed the proposal to appoint India’s nominee to the executive board. It was just a formality after WHO’s South-East Asia group had unanimously decided last year that India would be elected to the executive board for a three-year-term beginning of May.

 

Vardhan would be elected at the Executive Board meeting of the World Health Organisation on May 22. The post of chairman is held by rotation for one year among regional groups and it was decided last year that India’s nominee would be the Executive Board chairman for the first year starting on May 22, 2020.

 

It is not a full-time assignment and the minister will just be required to chair the Executive Board’s meetings. The Executive Board is composed of 34 individuals technically qualified in the field of health, each one designated by a member state elected to do so by the World Health Assembly.

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COVID-19: UN applauds India's lockdown initiative

By IndianMandarins 25 Mar 2020

The UN Resident Coordinator in India, Ms Renata Dessallien has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strategy of nationwide 21-day lockdown to curtail the coronavirus pandemic. She also commended the PM’s call for social distancing, an important step that is expected to help flatten the curve.“The UN system in India is fully mobilized and ready to further step up its support to the Government of India to fight COVID-19," she said. 
On 24 March, Ms. Dessallien, along with WHO Representative to India, Dr. Henk Bekedam, met the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and appreciated the government for its “early and robust response” to tackle the pandemic head on.

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Lutyens' Delhi: Bureaucracy abuzz with a colleague's importance

By IndianMandarins 03 Feb 2020

It passed off unnoticed in Lutyens' Delhi. But more than a week after, its importance is dawning upon senior officials.

Despite who’s who of power corridor in Delhi attending a private function of a joint secretary-level officer that had failed to catch eyeballs of many in Lutyens but people in the power corridors are still whispering about the affair cautiously even a week has gone by.

'Mundan Sanskar' of the daughter of a Joint Secretary level IAS officer working in the Commerce Ministry has become a matter of discussion for many senior officials these days. What they appear to be astonished about is that there are over four hundred Joint Secretary level officers across all ministries and departments in the Govt of India but this seems to be something very unheard of that the top echelons of the country did not miss to attend the invitation.

So much so that the event was attended by President of India, Prime Minister of the country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Commerce/Industry minister, Health/IT Minister, Chief of Defence Staff General Vipin Rawat, chief ministers of several states and dozens of former Union ministers (UPA)  and Union secretaries too attending the function but it went unnoticed in Lutyens' Delhi which keeps track of the fact even how many times PM clapped during the budget presentation.

 

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Abhinav appointed PS to Dr Harshvardhan

By IndianMandarins 09 Jul 2019

Abhinav Gupta (IRS C&CE:2004) was on Monday appointed Private Secretary to Dr Harshvardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Tech and Earth Sciences for a period upto April 03, 2021.

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