Mansukh Mandaviya: Leading India's Health with Tenacity and Vision

BJP leader Mansukh Mandaviya took charge of the Union Health Ministry in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic's second wave. He spearheaded India's largest vaccination program, implemented major health initiatives, and recently won his first general election for the Porbandar Lok Sabha seat by a significant margin, reflecting his growing influence.


PTI | Ahmedabad | Updated: 09-06-2024 21:01 IST | Created: 09-06-2024 21:01 IST
Mansukh Mandaviya: Leading India's Health with Tenacity and Vision
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Mansukh Mandaviya, a prominent BJP leader, confronted one of his most challenging roles in 2021 when he assumed the helm of the Union Health Ministry amidst India's second COVID-19 wave. His leadership saw the execution of the world's largest vaccination drive, administering over 220 crore doses across the nation.

Emerging victorious in his debut general election from Porbandar Lok Sabha seat, Mandaviya, 51, has solidified his political standing. Elevated again to the Union Cabinet, he initially joined the Rajya Sabha in 2012, reaffirmed in 2018, and now marks his influential journey in national politics.

With an academic background in political science and veterinary sciences, Mandaviya's tenure included handling the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, setting up over 10,600 Jan Aushadhi stores, and championing key health initiatives like the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission and Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan.

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