New Delhi, 25 Sept: The State of Sikkim has been selected for the prestigious Best Performing State Award in implementing the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme.
The award was conferred by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare at the launch of the “Accelerator to National Strategic Plan – TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign” of the Central TB Division, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on 25 September 2019 at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi.
The award, consisting of a trophy and a certificate, was received by OSD, Resident Commissioner’s office, Sikkim House on behalf of the Health Department, Government of Sikkim.
The same was presented to the Hon’ble Chief Minister upon his arrival at Sikkim House today.
Five other States/UTs, namely Daman & Diu, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Sikkim and Tripura also received the award in various other categories.