Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 6:
Prof Dr K Srinath Reddy has been appointed as the adviser to Odisha government, official sources said today.
“Prof Dr K Srinath Reddy would advise the state government on proper implementation and smooth delivery of the ongoing health programmes so as to better the indicators,” a release from the CMO said.
The eminent cardiologist, epidemiologist and president of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) will be given Cabinet minister rank and other facilities.
Reddy was the former head of the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
The Padma Bhusan awardee has been engaged in capacity building in public health in India through education, training, research, policy development, health communication and advocacy.
Besides, he was also involved in several national and international research projects.