Dr B D Athani, Special Director General of Health Services, has been appointed the Director General of Health Services with full powers.
Dr Athani takes over from Dr Jagdish Prasad, who proceeded on earned leave for 15 days.
“In pursuance of this ministry’s OM No. C-14011’01/2015-Vig./CHS dated January 16, 2018, Dr Jagdish Prasad, DGHS is to proceed on earned leave for 15 days w.e.f. January 16, 2017, afternoon. The competent Authority has decided to assign the charge of the post of DGHS with full powers to Dr B.D. Athani, presently posted as Spl. DGHS,” a Ministry of Health & Family Welfare order said.
Dr Athani joined DGHS as a Special DGHS in 2015. He has earlier been the Medical Superintendent of the Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.