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Dr. Sonia Trikha becomes member of Haryana Public Service Commission

  • 16 Dec 2023
  • 2 min read

Why in News?

On December 12, 2023, Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya administered the oath of office, allegiance and secrecy to Dr. Sonia Trikha as a member of the Haryana Public Service Commission at Raj Bhavan.

Key Points:

  • Dr. Sonia had taken voluntary retirement from the post of Director General of Health Services, Government of Haryana on December 11, 2023.
  • Dr. Sonia had led the state's health care efforts as Director General Health Services, Government of Haryana from April 2022, overseeing primary and secondary level public sector facilities.
  • Dr. Sonia obtained MBBS with Gold Medal Distinction in 1991 and MD in Obstetrics/Gynecology in 1995 from Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi.
  • Dr. Sonia obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Hospital Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University in 2009 and an MSc in Public Health from a renowned institute like London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 2013.
  • Dr. Sonia worked as an Urban Primary Health Care Specialist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in New Delhi from October 2014 to October 2015.
  • Dr. Sonia was previously working as an HIV and AIDS specialist in UNICEF's Delhi office from February 2010 to February 2012.
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