India's Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan taking charge as the chairman of the World Health Organisation is being reported as somehow a reflection of how well India has done in responding to the pandemic.

This is wrong. 1/3
Dr HarshVardhan will succeed Japan's Dr Nakatani, the current Chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board.

It was the turn of SEARO (S.E. Asia Region Office), & in 2019, the bloc had decided that India's nominee would be elected to the executive board for a 3 yr beginning May
If anything, the question to ask here is how is a man who hasn't addressed a single briefing since the pandemic began, going to lead.

This is ** not in anyway ** WHO's endorsement of India's botched up pandemic response. 3/3
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