Vivek Murthy named US President Joe Biden's surgeon general


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The US Senate has confirmed the appointment of Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy as President Joe Biden's surgeon general. Murthy will be aiding Biden in the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. 43-year-old Murthy has been appointed to the position for the second time. He also occupied the position under the Obama administration in 2011. Murthy's appointment was confirmed by the senates by 57-43 votes.