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Indian American doc appointed to Mississippi state health board

Written by: Staff

Washington, June 7 (UNI) Dr Sampat Shivangi of Jackson, Mississippi, has been appointed to the Mississippi State Board of Health by the state Governor Haley Barbour for a six-year term beginning next month.

Dr Shivangi is the first Indian American to be appointed to this prestigious Board.

The Board oversees the state-wide healthcare needs mainly in maternal and child healthcare, state health care budget, certificate of need for new medical facilities and hospitals in the state. State Board of Health also oversees the J 1 visa waiver program for international medical graduates.

Dr Shivangi is currently serving as a member of National Advisory Council at NHSC at US department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC.

Dr Sampat Shivangi, a long-time Republican party supporter, was the first Indian American delegate from his state to the National Republican party convention in New York in 2004 and has been active in national organisations to promote Indo-US relations.

Dr Shivangi is the current Co Chair of Indian American Republican Council and has also served as Vice President and Secretary of the American Association of Physicians for the last 15 years.

He has close ties with US Senators, including former majority leader Trent Lott and Sen Thad Cochran, the present Chairman of the US Senate Appropriation committee.


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