New Delhi [India], September 23 (ANI): Dr Rajiv Bahl, who’s presently with the World Health Organisation, has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Secretary of the Department of Health Research on Friday.
Bahl is presently serving as the Head of Research on Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health-cum-Newborn Unit Head, Department of Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing, on the World Health Organization in Geneva.
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Bahl will exchange Dr Balram Bhargava as his prolonged tenure as DG, ICMR and Secretary of the Department of Health Research resulted in July.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr Rajiv Bahl, Head of Research on Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health-cum-Newborn Unit Head, Department of Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland to the post of Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-cum-Secretary, Department of Health Research for a period of three years, with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders whichever is earlier,” reads the official notification.
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The announcement comes on the identical day as Dr M Srinivas being appointed the director of AIIMS-New Delhi.
Meanwhile, the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appointed Dr M Srinivas as the brand new director of the distinguished All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) right here.
According to an official order dated September 23, Srinivas has been appointed for a interval of 5 years or until he attains the age of 65 years. At the time of his appointment, Srinivas, was working as the Dean of the Employees State Insurance Company (ESIC) Hospital and Medical College in Sanathnagar in Hyderabad.
The tenure of the outgoing AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria got here to an finish on Friday. Dr Guleria joined as the Director on March 28, 2017. (ANI)
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