Health Minister reviews preparations for World Health Day celebration

Gangtok, 31 Mar [IPR]:

Minister for Health, Arjun Kumar Ghatani, chaired a coordination meeting at his office in State Guest House, Gangtok, today in order to review preparations for the celebration of World Health Day scheduled to be held on 07 Apr at Chintan Bhawan.

At the outset, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Health, Vishal Chauhan, briefed on the various agendas included in the programme schedule. After discussing preparations of activities, Mr Ghatani advised concerned officials to come up with new action plan to eliminate Tuberculosis from the State of Sikkim by 2022 as envisioned by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. He also instructed to ensure arrangement for detection of TB cases in CATCH programme.

Further, the Health Minister instructed officials to apply different preventive measures under Vector borne disease control programme in advance so that seasonal diseases like Dengue, Malaria, etc. can be controlled completely.

The programme was also attended by Director from Rural Management & Development Department and officials from Health Department including Principal Directors, Special Secretary, Directors, Additional Director, Joint Director and others.