WHO awards Dr Mir Mushtaq for tobacco control

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, May 28: Dr. Mir Mushtaq, Nodal Officer, National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP), and spokesperson of DHSK, has been honored with the prestigious World Health Organization (WHO) Award for his outstanding contributions to tobacco control in the Kashmir Division.
This accolade makes Dr. Mushtaq the first doctor in J&K to receive such a distinguished honor, highlighting his dedication and impactful work in the field of tobacco control.
DHSK in a statement said that the award also reflects his commitment to public health and the well-being of the community.
The presentation of this award will take place in New Delhi on the eve of World No Tobacco Day to be observed on May 31, DHSK said.
Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Dr. Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Mission Director NHM, Nazim Zai Khan, and Director of Health Services Kashmir, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, have extended their heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Mushtaq for this remarkable achievement.
“They acknowledged that this award brings immense pride and recognition to J&K.”
In response to the achievement, Dr. Mir Mushtaq expressed his profound happiness and termed the award a matter of immense pride, conveying gratitude to the Secretary of H&ME, Director of Health Services, and Mission Director NHM.
He extended special appreciation to his dedicated team at the Tobacco Control Cell, DHSK, for their hard work and commitment. Lastly, Dr. Mushtaq thanked the WHO for recognizing his contributions in the field of tobacco control.
“This award signifies the progress made in tobacco control in Kashmir and serves as an inspiration for continued efforts towards a healthier, tobacco-free future for the region,” he said.