Health Kalon Concludes Visit to Tibetan Settlements in South India
Thursday, 14 August 2008, 12:36 p.m.
Kalon Chope Paljor Tsering (2nd right) addresses a public gathering at
the Tibetan settlement in Bylakupee, south India/Photos: Tenzin Ignyen,
Department of Health
Dharamshala: Health Kalon Mr.
Chope Paljor Tsering returned after his 17 days official tour to
southern Tibetan Settlements viz. Mundgod Doeguling, Bylakupee LugSam,
Bylakupee Dekyi Larsoe, Hunsur Rabgyaling and Kollegal Dhondenling,
from 24 July to 9 August 2008.
During the tour, he visited the Department’s hospitals,
Mentsekhang branch clinics, Monasteries’ hospitals, met with the
medical and non-medical staffs and held meetings with relevant officers
including chief representative of south zone and respective settlement
officers to discuss health issues and means to improve general health
of the people.
He also held general public meetings at all the settlements and
addressed them on the importance of maintaining good health through
balance diet and physical exercises.
On his way back to the Dharamsala, the Health Kalon also took
opportunity to meet the college students and general public in
Bangalore, where he gave a talk on general health and preservation of
our national identity in exile.
Asked about the tour, the Health Kalon said that he was much
impressed by the good standard of our hospitals, dedication of
respective administrators and all the staffs including medical and
He also said that it was an educative tour for himself as the
Department prepares for the extensive preventive program in future.
The Health Kalon accompanied by the Project Officer Mr Tenzin
Ignyen left Bangalore on 8 August and reached Dharamsala on 9 August
–Report filed by the Department of Health, CTA