Dr. Murthy will lead the fight with Covid-19 in America, Indian doctor will get the role of Surgeon General

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The newly elected President of the United States, Joe Biden has appointed Dr. Vivek Murthy, his principal adviser and Indian national on Kovid-19 as the next Surgeon General of the country. They will lead the fight to Kovid-19. However, it has not been formally announced yet. Media reports said that Murthy was given the same role in the Obama administration. He had to abruptly step down during the Trump administration.


Biden's three-member Kovid-19 advisory board consists of 43-year-old Indian-origin doctor Murthy. Quoting a person involved in the decision, the Washington Post reported that former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has been asked to play the old role. It will be formally announced soon.


The Surgeon General in the US has a tenure of four years and is the government's top official in public health matters. In the current term, Jerome Adams is appointed to this position. Murthy was appointed to the post of Surgeon General on 15 December 2014 after the Senate approved 51–43 votes. President Donald Trump's administration released him on 21 April 2017. Dr. Murthy, the co-founder of Doctors for America, has worked in several hospitals.


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