Washington : US President Barack Obama's decision to nominate an Indian-American doctor as his next Surgeon General has been hailed as a move recognising the immense contribution of the community in the medical field in the country.
“President Obama's nomination of Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy as our nation's next Surgeon General is a historic moment for Indian-Americans across the country,” Congressman Hoe Crowley, Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, said. Obama had made the announcement in this regard on Thursday.
If confirmed by the Senate, Murthy would replace acting Surgeon General Rear Adm.
Dr Boris Lushniak, who assumed the interim role in July when Dr Regina Benjamin stepped down.