Health Minister Harshavardhan Set to be WHO Executive Chairman

New Delhi, May 20 : India is set to take over the chairmanship of the Executive Board amid growing calls to investigate how the coronavirus originated in China’s Wuhan city and subsequent action by Beijing.

Harshavardhan to take charge on May 22nd, as per the Official Sources

He would succeed Dr Hiroki Nakatani of Japan, currently the Chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board.

The proposal to appoint India’s nominee to the executive board was signed by the 194-nation World Health Assembly on Tuesday, officials said on condition of anonymity.

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