China appoints Lei Haichao as head of National Health Commission, state media says

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday appointed Lei Haichao as head of the National Health Commission following a regular meeting of the standing committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), the official Xinhua news agency reported.

China removed Ma Xiaowei from the same position, Xinhua said.

(Reporting by Albee Zhang and Ryan Woo; Editing by Sharon Singleton)