New Delhi. Senior bureaucrat Rajesh Bhushan took over as Union Health Secretary on Friday . He succeeds Preeti Sudan, who was given a three-month extension in April. Sudan retired from Friday service. The Health Ministry said, "IAS (Bihar: 1987) Rajesh Bhushan took over as Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare after Preity Sudan retired at Nirman Bhavan today."
According to the order of the Ministry of Personnel , last Friday, Bhushan was appointed as Health Secretary under a minor reshuffle at the top level in the bureaucracy. Bhushan, a 1987 batch IAAA officer from the Bihar cadre, was appointed as the Special Officer in the Ministry of Health in April this year. Ministry of Health as corona virus is at the forefront in the fight against the epidemic front.