Dharamshala: Odisha Phuntsokling Tibetan Settlement has successfully inoculated its residents with the second shot of covid jab.
Between 21-22 September, around 450 Tibetan people above 18 years including monks, nuns, students, teachers, staff, and laypeople were administered the second dose at Mindroling Monastery based in camp no.4. The vaccine was arranged by the State Government of India exclusively for the Tibetan community coordinated with the help of the Mindroling Monastery and supported by the Menlha Hospital as well as the Tibetan Settlement Office.
The first dose of the Covishiled vaccine was given to 417 Tibetan people on 25th May 2021 which was co-sponsored by Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche of Mindroling Monastery and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Menlha Hospital facilitated both the vaccine camps and was able to cover almost the entire Tibetan population of the settlement.
Only one COVID-19 case has been registered in the settlement as of 24th September 2021. Odisha Tibetan settlement has been following the COVID-19 protocols very strictly under the supervision of the COVID-19 sub-committee.
-Filed by Department of Health