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Posted at: Oct 10, 2019, 8:29 AM; last updated: Oct 10, 2019, 3:26 PM (IST)

Indian-American Sampat Shivangi to serve on panel of US health body

Indian-American Sampat Shivangi to serve on panel of US health body
In a statement, Shivangi said he is “honoured” to be invited to the national advisory body on mental health. iStock

Washington, October 10

Sampat Shivangi, an influential Indian-American community leader, has been invited to serve on the national advisory committee of a key health body dealing with mental health.

Shivangi, a physician, has been invited by the US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M Azar to serve on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Centre for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council.

“I am delighted to invite you to serve on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Centre for Mental Health Services, National Advisory Council,” Azar said in a letter to Shivangi.

“The appointment is for the term beginning immediately and ending on July 30, 2023,” Azar said.

In a statement, Shivangi said he is “honoured” to be invited to the national advisory body on mental health.

“I am honoured that the President Donald Trump Administration and the US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M Azar II, have appointed me to the coveted post to serve on Centre for Mental Health Services, National Advisory Council, for a four-year term ending July 30, 2023,” he said.

“Having served on the Mississippi State Board of Mental Health for more than a decade as Vice Chair and Chair, this is unique honour for me to serve on the National Advisory Council and I look forward to serving the nation with my best of abilities,” Shivangi said.

Shivangi thanked Trump and Azar for their consideration and the opportunity to serve. PTI

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