Tej Pratap Yadav
Tej Pratap Yadav, 27, is elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly from the Mahua constituency as a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal in 2015. He is the elder son of former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi.
Rajendra Singh Rathore
Rajendra Singh Rathore was elected from Churu constituency in Rajasthan as a candidate of BJP. He has earlier served as PWD minister. The Infant mortality has come down 27 points since 2001 in the state and Rajasthan is the first state to scale up setting up Special New Born Care Units in all 33 districts.
An IPS officer, Rustam Singh was SP in Jabalpur, Indore and Raipur before he took voluntary retirement form the post of IGP. In 2003, he was elected as member of 12th Vidhan Sabha and worked as Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare, Food and Civil Supplies, Public Health and Family Welfare, Biodiversity and Biotechnology among other departments.
Bali Bhagat, age 50, is a BJP leader and MLA from Raipur-Domana. He was first elected to J&K assembly as MLA in 1996 he was elected from Doda district's (now Ramban) Ramban assembly constituency of J & K.
Anil Vij, 62, is a veteran politician and well-known BJP leader in Haryana who represents the Ambala assembly seat. He has been five-time MLA and has also been the leader of state legislature party. He holds B.Sc degree from Sanatan Dharma College. He is quite media savvy and active on social media. He tweets at @anilvijmantri.
Jagat Prakash Nadda
Jagat Prakash Nadda, 55, is Union Health Minister, National General Secretary of BJP & Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha. He was a health minister in Himachal Pradesh before talking charge of the Union health ministry. He holds LL.B. degree from Himachal University, Shimla. A master-strategist and a trusted lieutenant of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his utmost priority, in his own words, is “to think out of box to accomplish Swasth Bharat” (Healthy India) mission. He tweets at @JPNadda_bjp
Arjun Kumar Ghatani
Arjun Kumar Ghatani, 34, is MLA from Salgari Zoom area of Sikkim. He holds graduate degree and a L.L.B degree from University of North Bengal. He believes that the state has the great potential of natural medicinal plants.
Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma
Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, 47, has served as an MLA from Jalukbari in Assam. He has served in the Assam government in various ministerial portfolios
Rajesh Tacho, 58, belongs to the Indian National Congress. Currently, he is the incumbent MLA from Anini district. As health minister, he counts his biggest priority to provide doctors and paramedical staff for remote and vast hilly area spread over 83743 sq.km.
P Longon is MLA from Nortak constituency of Nagaland. He did his graduation from Patkai christian College Dimapur, Nagaland. Mr. Longon says his aim is to strength the rural hospitals and to provide medicines especially in far flung places of the state.
Lal Thanzara, 66, is the current minister for health of state of Mizoram. He has a degree in political science and is a contractor by profession. (Mr. Thanzara resigned on 19 August 2015)
Badal Choudhary,57, is CPM, MLA from Hrishyamukh constituency of Tripura, the smallest state in the Northeast. He is the second senior most leader in the party and holds revenues and public works portfolios as well.
Roshan Warjri holds Bachelor of Arts Lady Keane College, Gauhati University. Before holding the portfolio of health minister, she has the home minister of the state.
Chief Minister of Bengal Mamata Bannerjee, 59, is also the state’s health minister. She is the first woman chief minister of the state. In 2012, Time magazine named her one of the "100 Most influential People in the World."
Ramchandra Chandravanshi is a BJP MLA from Bishrampur constituency. He is a social worker by profession. Mr. Chandrawansi is keen to improve the healthcare facilities in villages and at district level and he wants more and more doctors to serve in rural areas. His ministry is considering ban on private practise of the government doctors. He recently revealed that funds for a new medical college in the state remained unutilised for the last ten years.
Shankar Chaudhary is one of the senior most politicians in the state. He was a Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education, Environment & Urban Development, Government of Gujarat. He got his primary education at his native place & pursued secondary and Higher Secondary education at Radhanpur. He then went on to study cooperative management at the National Institute of Management. He contested his first ever election of the Legislative Assembly at the age of just 27 years against the then Chief Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela in 1997 from Radhanpur. However, in the subsequent election held in 1998, he was elected the Member of the Legislative Assembly from Radhanpur Constituency.
Ajay Chandrakar is MLA of Kurud region of Chhattisgarh's Dhamtari District. He has also held post of Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development as well as the Minister for Culture and Tourism. He has an MA degree in Hindi and has an ardent passion for reading and writing. His dream, in his words, is to envision Chhattisgarh as a state topping the human index with 100% literacy. He tweets at @Ajay_Chandrakar
Pradip Kumar Amat
Pradip Kumar Amat holds LLB and M.A degrees and by profession he is an Advocate. Amat, a seasoned politician, has earlier been in charge of many important ministries besides being Speaker of the Odisha Assembly. He was first elected as MLA from Boudh at Odisha Assembly. He is also Finance Minister of the state.
Dr. Deepak Sawant
Dr Deepak Sawant is doctor by profession and he says his top agenda includes bringing super specialty doctors to rural areas and focus on maternal mortality rate. Maternal mortality is unacceptably high among women living in rural areas of Maharashtra. Dr. Sawant, a Shive Sena leader, is active on social media and tweets at @drdeepaksawant.
Dr. Kamineni Srinivas
Dr. Kamineni Srinivas, 67, holds MBBS degree from Rangaraj Medical College. Among his top priorities are to upgrade facilities at hospitals across state, establish super specialty hospitals in each district, supply generic medicines for cheap rates and take measures to reduce infant and maternal mortality rate which is very high in the state. He is perhaps the only health minister in India who has pledged to donate his organ.
K. R. Ramesh Kumar
Ramesh Kumar is a five-term member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. In June 2016 Ramesh Kumar was inducted into the Siddaramaiah led government of Karnataka as a cabinet minister. He won his first Karnataka Legislative Assembly election in 1978 and in his forty-year Political career he has held many posts in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and the Government of Karnataka.
Dr. C. Vijay Bhaskar is a member of AIADMK and Member of Tamil Nadu constituency. The 41-year-old MBBS graduate Vijayabaskar has become a minister for the first time. He represents the Viralimalai Assembly Constituency in Pudukottai district. Dr. Bhaskar says the healthcare is the top priority for the state and that this is evident from the budget allocation for the sector, which has increased by 67% since 2011.
K. K. Shylaja
K. K. Shylaja, 59, is a retired teacher and political worker. She was an active worker of Kerala Socialist Students Federation, SFI, Kerala Socialist Youth Federation and Women’s Movement.
Kaul Singh Thakur
Kaul Singh Thakur, 69, is one of the senior most politicians of the state and has won assembly elections for eight times. He was the Pradesh Congress President of Himachal for two times. He started his political career as a member of the Panchayat Samiti. By profession he is an advocate and horticulturist.
C Laxma Reddy, 52, is a medical practitioner by profession. He holds BHMS degree from HKES College. He was moved from the role of energy minister to take over the health portfolio after massive criticism of Telangana government for its poor handling of the swine flu epidemic.
India is a Union of States with a clear demarcation of powers between the Centre and the States. Healthcare is a State subject but the Central government can legislate on matters relating to population control, drugs, medical education and the medical profession.
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