Vivek Murthy, an Indian-American physician had been sworn in as the 21st Surgeon General of the US. He has been appointed as the Surgeon General for the second time. President Barack Obama in 2011, appointed him on the advisory group for prevention, integrative and public health, and health promotion.
After the attainment of this honourable position his top priority would be to end the coronavirus pandemic that has hit the country severely and to be the voice of science.
Dr. Murthy, 43, owes his success to his family because of whose support and guidance he has earned this honourable title. Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, sworn him as the top doctor of the country on Thursday.
Dr. Murthy had lost seven members of his extended family due to the coronavirus in India and America. He promises to stand by everyone who are working to end this pandemic and build a world where good health is within everyone’s grasp. He is the highest ranking Indian-American in Biden Administration and will now advise President Biden on the pandemic situation along with being the leading voice on public health. He held the same position in the Obama administration at the age of 37 but had to abruptly resign during the Trump administration.
As the 19th Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek created initiatives to tackle America’s most pressing public health challenges. He helped lead the national responses to a range of health challenges, including the Zika and the Ebola viruses, the opioid crisis and the growing threat of stress and loneliness to American’s physical and mental well-being. Surgeon General’s first report on drugs, alcohol and health was issued by him. In it he challenged the nation to expand access to