Dharamshala: The Department of Health (CTA) under the Traditional and Allopathic collaboration program, organised a virtual orientation workshop for both Traditional and Allopathic Doctors and nurses on 23 and 26 February in the view of the importance retierated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for collaboration of the Sowa-Rigpa and Allopathic medicine
The Exile Tibetan Charter also calls to improve the collaborative practice between the two. Hence, The Traditional and Allopathic collaboration program came into effect as an outcome of the 5/50 Conference’s resolution held in 2018 and after a series of Health Review meetings.
The workshop was attended by 60 participants from various medical institutes like TMAI and Varanasi, Delek Hospital, and DoHe facilities.
Health Kalon, Mr Choekyong Wangchuk in his opening remarks emphasiSed on the objectives and the importance of the collaboration of Sorig and Allopathic medicine. Through this workshop, a platform will be generated to integrate and collaborate the two medical systems to find an opportunity to cure/treat incurable diseases around the world which couldn’t be treated by either of the medical systems separately with an effort to provide better treatments to patients.
The workshop was provided in 2 separate sessions, one for the Sorig practitioners and the other for allopathic doctors and nurses. During the workshop, both Sorig physicians and Allopathic doctors introduced their practices through a presentation and held discussions about the major medical conditions in the Tibetan Community. A brief session on immunology, genetic diseases, or disorder was also presented by the allopathic doctors.
Under the Traditional and Allopathic collaboration program, it has been concluded that a 5 hr. online session on various topics will be conducted every month till June.
-Filed by the Department of Health