Dr M K Bhan
This is a collection of articles archived for the excellence of their content.
Bhan, pioneer of desi rotavirus jab, loses battle with cancer
An eminent pediaetrician and clinical scientist, Bhan contributed significantly to science and healthcare in India. The Rotavac vaccine — the first locally developed rotavirus vaccine — helped lower the cost of vaccination for diarrhea — a major cause of death among children below 5 years in India.
After a medical degree from the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, Bhan got MD (paediatrics) degree from PGIMER, Chandigarh. As a faculty at the AIIMS, New Delhi he researched childhood diarrhea and nutrition.
The man behind India’s first locally developed rotavirus vaccine and a former secretary in department of biotechnology Dr M K Bhan passed away on Sunday. He was 72 and battling pancreatic cancer.