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US lawmaker hails nomination of Murthy as Surgeon General

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

PTI PTI Updated on: November 16, 2013 10:55 IST

Doctors for America is a group of 15,000 physicians and medical students that has rallied behind Obama's signature healthcare law ‘Obamacare'.

Rajan Zed, of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, termed it as a smart choice.

“We applaud Murthy's nomination, an outstanding physician who has demonstrated to be a sincere and innovative health leader and visionary, committed to improving the health of Americans.

We urge the US Senate to speedily confirm his appointment,” he said.

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