Dr. L. S. Chauhan


Dr. L.S.Chauhan has passed his Medical graduation from Medical College Shimla in 1974 and did his post graduation in Public Health from AIIH&PH, Kolkata, in 1986.

He has worked in Himachal Pradesh Health Services from 1976 to March 1992 in different capacities e.g Medical Officer, Senior Medical Officer and Block Medical Officer. In March 1992 Dr. Chauhan joined Central Health Services through UPSC as a Public Health Specialist grade I and was posted as Director Regional Leprosy Training and Research Institute Gauripur, Bankura West Bengal. From December 1994 he worked as Assistant Director General (Leprosy) in the Directorate General Of health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare till1997. After this he worked as ADG(IH&PH) before his promotion as DDG and posting in TB programme in April 2002. Since then, he worked in the TB programme till 11th February,2011. As Deputy Director-General (Tuberculosis) and Programme Manager of the National TB Control Programme, he has been the driving force in dramatically increasing coverage and quality of the TB services in India, the country that bears the world's highest TB burden. From October,2010, he has been posted as Director, National Centre For Disease Control (NCDC),Institute of Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare.

He has over 60 publications in various national and international journals, and has authored book titled “TB Control in India” with Dr S P Agarwal. He has contributed to the international TB control efforts by his inputs in the Strategic Technical Advisory Group of WHO (STAG) and the Stop TB Partnership’s working groups meetings.  He has been awarded 1st Stop TB Partnerships Kochon award for the year 2006, for his exemplary contribution to the TB control programme in India. Also received Indian Medical association Academy of Medical Specialties (IMAAMS) distinguished service award for excellent performance in academic/organizational activities in December,2007 and received P.K.Sen Gold Medal for oration on “Drug Resistance TB and RNTCP Response” at NATCON( National Tuberculosis Conference),2007.He has contributed to the development of International standards Of TB Care (ISTC) and also contributed to WHO publication “ addressing Poverty in TB Control” Options for National TB control Programmes. Dr. Chauhan has been awarded Dr.PRJ Gangadharam oration award for the year,2009 at Mahatma Gandhi institute Of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, district wardha,Maharashtra. Dr. Chauhan has been presented Life time achievements award by Tuberculosis Association Of India on 27th December,2009 at Kolkata for his contribution to TB Control activities in the country.