NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has resigned ahead of a cabinet reshuffle planned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi later on Wednesday, a source close to the minister told Reuters.
Harsh Vardhan was leading the government’s fight against the pandemic which has killed hundreds of thousands in April-May and left the health care system reeling.
“He has submitted his resignation,” an aide said. Modi is expected to name a successor later on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Aftab Ahmed and Nigam Prusty)