WHO’S WHO OF WORLD HEALTHCARE
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way
—John C Maxwell
On his website, Dr Harsh Vardhan calls his journey the political pilgrim’s progress after an eponymous novel by John Bunyan. There is scant doubt that he’s made much progress in his political career. From a young minister in the Delhi Government in 1993, Dr Harsh Vardhan has quietly but steadily progressed into one of India’s best known political faces, especially after his admirable management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both as a medical professional and India’s Union Minister for Health, he’s lived up to author John Maxwell’s billing about being a leader who not only knows the way, but also goes the way, and then ends up showing the way.