A Sensitization Workshop on FCTC Article 5.3 cum State Level Coordination Committee Quarterly Review Meeting was held at State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Haryana. The workshop was organised by the State Tobacco Control Cell in collaboration with Generation Saviour Association, Mohali. The meeting was chaired by Mr. R.R. Jowel, Additional Chief Secretary, Health in the presence of Dr. Satish Aggarwal, DG, Health Services and Dr. Veena Singh, Director, Health Services and other important stakeholders from various departments. Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Chief Chemical Examiner, Punjab was the resource person for the workshop who shared the good practices of Punjab. An Empowered Committee is to be formed under the chairmanship of ACS, Health as per FCTC Article 5.3 to protect their public health policies from interference by the Tobacco Industry. Orders were issued to write letters to DCs and SSPs to ensure that COTPA is strictly implemented and the meeting of District Level Coordination Committee is held quarterly. The health department was asked to conduct enforcement drives twice a week in all districts of Haryana to raise awareness and issue chalaans to the violators.

 

Workshop on FCTC Article 5.3 cum SLCC Quarterly Review Meeting held in Haryana

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