Biden picks Murthy as Surgeon Basic


Washington, December 4

US President-elect Joe Biden has tapped his key Covid-19 adviser Dr Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General, a role for which he was appointed during the Obama administration and had to leave abruptly during the current Trump administration, according to a media report.

To play greater role

  • The 43-year-old is one of the three co-chairs of the Biden’s Covid Advisory Board.
  • He has been asked to reprise the role in an expanded version.
  • Murthy will return to that role, but with a broader portfolio that will include acting as the top medical expert.

The 43-year-old Indian-American doctor is one of the three co-chairs of the Biden’s Covid-19 Advisory Board.

“Vivek H Murthy, a former US Surgeon General, has been asked to reprise the role in an expanded version in the new administration,” The Washington Post reported on Thursday, quoting an individual familiar with the decision. A formal announcement in this matter is expected soon.

The Surgeon General serves a four-year term. — PTI



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