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Vivek Murthy To Serve As 21st Surgeon General, Confirms US Senate

Vivek Murthy was proposed by President Joe Biden to represent America on the World Health Organization’s executive board.

The White House announced in a statement that Dr. Murthy will continue to hold the position of Surgeon General in addition to the new one.

In March 2021, the US Senate approved him to take office as the nation’s 21st Surgeon General. Previously, he worked for President Barack Obama as the 19th Surgeon General.

As the nation’s physician, the Surgeon General’s role is to create the groundwork for a healthy nation by providing the public with resources and guidance that are transparent, consistent, and fair.

According to the White House, “While serving as the 21st Surgeon General, Dr. Murthy is focused on drawing attention to and working across government to address a number of critical public health issues, including the growing spread of health misinformation, the ongoing crisis in youth mental health, well-being and burnout in the community of health workers, and social isolation and loneliness.”

In addition, D.r. Murthy oversees a uniformed service of more than 6,000 committed public health officers who work with the most vulnerable and underserved people. He holds the position of Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

“Dr. Murthy, who was reared in Miami and graduated from Harvard, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale School of Management, was the first Surgeon General of Indian heritage. He is a well-known doctor, researcher, businessman, and author who resides in Washington, DC, with his wife, Dr. Alice Chen, and their two children, according to the White House.

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