CATCH: Ensuring quality healthcare for all in Sikkim

The Comprehensive Annual and Total Health Check-up for Healthy Sikkim (CATCH) is a flagship programme, which was launched by the Government of Sikkim to provide basic healthcare services at the doorstep of the state’s rural population and push up Sikkim above all other Indian states in terms of health indicators by 2015. The programme focusses on community-based comprehensive healthcare by conducting annual and periodic health check-ups free of cost for all the citizens of Sikkim and providing referrals as required. Since its launch in 2010, CATCH has benefited 5,52,767 people in the state, conducted 3,685 health camps, and distributed 1,30723 health cards to citizens.

This case study is a part of Good Practices Resource Book 2015 and can be found on page 145.