ks_sachdeva-3801579Dr Sachdeva is the Additional Deputy Director General of the Central TB Division within the Ministry of Healthy and Family Welfare in India, a position he has held for the last eight years. Additionally, Dr Sachdeva is the Nodal Officer for: (1) Drug Resistant TB (2) Laboratory (Quality, Scale up) (3) Operations Research (4) TB-HIV Collaborative activities (5) TB – Diabetes Collaborative activities (6) Donor Coordination (Global Fund, World Bank, UNITAID, USAID) (7) Paediatric TB (8) Procurement (9) Health System Strengthening. Previous to this Dr Sachdeva was the Chief District Medical Officer, South Zone, for the Govt of NCT, Delhi and a Nodal Officer for the National Rural Health Mission as well as Chief Medical Officer for the Essential Drugs Program within the Directorate of Health Services, Govt of NCT, Delhi. As Chief Medical Officer for the Essential Drugs Program, Dr Sachdeva was in charge of the central procurement agency and
essential drug program. This included developing an Essential Drugs List and Quality Assurance mechanism of drugs and surgical consumables. He was also the resource person for capacity building in rational use of drugs, procurement, and logistics management.

Dr Sachdeva obtained his MMBS degree from the Mulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi and has additional training in TB & chest diseases from the VP Chest Institute at the
University Of Delhi.