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AIIMS professor Balram Bhargava appointed as DG of ICMR


Bharagava, at present Professor/Senior Consultant Cardiologist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, has been appointed to the post for a period of three years

By Team ABLE

AIIMS professor Balram Bhargava was appointed the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research.

Bharagava, at present Professor/Senior Consultant Cardiologist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, has been appointed to the post for a period of three years or until attainment of age of 60 years, according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry.

“Congrats to Dr Balram Bhargava on his appointment as DG ICMR. We look forward to working with you to see ICMR taking big strides in medical research,” stated Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson, ABLE and CMD Biocon.

The Delhi-based ICMR is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world.
According to a separate order, renowned scientist Renu Swaroop has been appointed the Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology.
Swaroop, currently senior adviser in the same department, has been appointed to the post for a period of two years or until she attains 60 years of age, the ministry said.
Source: PTI