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Dr. Bishnu Prasad Nanda has been appointed as Director-General (Health) of the Railway Board

Cuttack: 25/5/20: Senior Indian Railway Health Service (IRHS) officer Dr. Bishnu Prasad Nanda has been appointed as Director-General (Health) of the Railway Board.

Prior to this appointment, he was serving as the Principal Chief Medical Director of the southern railway.

A native of Chhatia in Jajpur, Nanda is the first Odia to serve in such a significant post of the Railway Board.

An alumnus of Ravenshaw College and SCB Medical College and Hospital, he started his career as a health service officer in the Kharagpur division of south-eastern Railway in 1984 after having topped the all-India combined medical services exam.

He has also served as associate divisional medical officer of Hatia Railway Hospital and Mancheswar Railway Hospital.

He also worked as chief medical superintendent in railway division of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu

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