News CLAIM: A picture shared on Social Media claimed that Health minister Dr harsh Vardhan to take over as WHO chairman..
Breaking: India’s Reputation rises in WHO: Health MinisterHarsh Vardhan to take over as who chairman.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is set to take over as Executive Chairman of WHO on 22nd May.
The proposal to appoint him as chairman was taken by 194 nation World Health Assembly through a secret ballot.
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Health minister @drharshvardhan sir to take over as WHO chairman..
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TRUTH & Verification: It is true that Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, will be India’s nominee to be the next WHO Executive Board chairman.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan taking over the post seems to be a formality after the decision that he will be India's nominee as the WHO's South-East Asia group had unanimously decided last year that India would be elected to the executive board for a three-year term beginning May 2020.
It is not a full-time assignment… But Dr. Harsh Vardhan will be required to chair the executive board’s bi-annual meetings.
Harsh Vardhan Goel is the incumbent minister at Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Earth Sciences in the BJP-led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He represents Chandni Chowk in Delhi as a Member of Parliament in the 17th Lok Sabha.
VERDICT: True, Executive Board chairman member and not the chairman.