Dr. B Ekbal is a Member of Kerala State Planning Board (2016-Present), Chairperson at Kerala State Health Policy Committee (2016-Present), Joint Convener of Peoples Health Movement India (2000-Present).
He worked in the Medical Education Department from 1971 to 2000 in various posts as Tutor in Anatomy, Tutor in Pathology, Tutor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of Neurosurgery. He retired as Professor of Neurosurgery from Medical College, Kottayam.
He has published various articles on Education, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Health, Economics, Social Medicine, Drug Industry, Ethics in Medical Care and History. He has also written books in English and Malayalam including: Science for Social Revolution with Dr. T. M. Thomas Isaac (1978), A Decade after Hathi Committee (1988) , Headache (1999), Alicinte Albutha rogam: Sahityavum vaidyashastravum (2003) among others.
He is also associated with different national and international voluntary organizations.