The ICMR has selected Dr. Rajiv Bahl as its Director General.

Rajiv Bahl is currently the Head of Research at the World Health Organization in Geneva . He was appointed Director General (DG) of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research on Friday .

New Delhi, India, September 23: Dr. Rajiv Bahl, a World Health Organisation employee, was appointed Director General (DG) of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research on Friday.Bahl is currently the Head of Research at the World Health Organization in Geneva on Maternal, Newborn Child, and Adolescent Health-cum-Newborn Unit Head, Department of Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing, after his extended tenure as DG, ICMR, and Secretary of the Department of Health Research ended in July.According to an official notice, the Cabinet Appointments Committee has approved Dr. Rajiv Bahl, Head of Research on Maternal, Newborn Child, and Adolescent Health-cum-Newborn Unit Head, Department of Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, to the position of Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-cum-Secretary, Department of Health Research, forSrinivas was the Dean of the Employees State Insurance Company (ESIC) Hospital and Medical College in Sanathnagar, Hyderabad, at the time of his appointment.On Friday, the tenure of the then AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria ended.