India Awaits New Health Minister as Dr. Harsh Vardhan Resigns

    Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan resignation today has shocked the nation as it is still grappling with the coronavirus Pandemic. He has been in the line of fire from the opposition since  May 1, when vaccination for all citizens above 18 years of age opens up, and was asked whether he would resign if people are turned away without a vaccine.

    Union minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday resigned from the post of health minister ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big Cabinet reshuffle. Harsh Vardhan’s resignation comes soon after education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and labour minister Santosh Gangwar stepped down from their posts, making way for some big-ticket announcements as both education and health are crucial and challenging departments to fill in amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

    Dr. Harsh comment claiming that no state is ready for the rollouts of the next phase of vaccination for all adults was really be put to test on May 1.

    His latest tweet today on covid read as follows :

    Test, Track & Treat – effectively being implemented

    More than 42.33 Crore total samples tested so far across the country.

    More than 19.07 Lakh tests conducted on July 06

    This was Dr Harsh Vardhan’s second stint as the health minister as he was in the post for seven months in 2014, after the PM Modi government came to power. From November 2014 to the end of the first term of the Modi government, JP Nadda was the health minister. In 2019, as the PM Modi government came back to power for the second time, Harsh Vardhan was given the responsibility of this department again.

    The country awaits the name of the news health minister.


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