Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar, who had turn into the face of Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) throughout the federal government’s media briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, retired as the top of epidemiology and communicable ailments on the high well being analysis physique on Tuesday.
He’ll now be part of the distinguished Dr CG Pandit Nationwide Chair on the ICMR and can help the analysis physique from Pune, an ICMR official mentioned.
Dr Gangakhedkar represented ICMR in nationwide press briefings and up to date journalists on analysis developments associated to COVID-19 in India by breaking down complicated scientific information to make them simpler for most people to know.
“He is a wonderful thinker, thinker, researcher, scientist and a fantastic human being,” Dr Balram Bhargava, the director-general of ICMR, mentioned.
He additionally performed an necessary function within the analysis on HIV/AIDS and made a big contribution in growing nationwide insurance policies and affected person empowerment.
Dr Gangakhedkar was the director-incharge of the Nationwide AIDS Analysis Institute (NARI), Pune, earlier than he moved to the ICMR headquarters in Delhi.
Throughout his roughly four-year stint with ICMR, he was instrumental in formulating insurance policies to deal with the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala in 2018 and lately for the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was awarded Padma Shri in 2020 for his service and his analysis on HIV/AIDS.
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