Dharamshala: Two Tibetan nurses from Miao Choephelling Tibetan Settlement in Arunachal Pradesh have volunteered to help the government fight against the Wuhan-origin COVID-19 pandemic, Miao Settlement Officer Tenzin Chokden said on Friday.
Tenzin Choekyi and Mindu Lhamo who are currently in the Settlement amid nationwide lockdown came forward to join as a volunteer nurse in Tibetan Primary Health Care, Miao.
On behalf of Miao Settlement Office, Tenzin Rangdol, Acting Settlement Officer and Lhawang, Executive Secretary, TPHC felicitated the two nurses-volunteers with Tibetan scarf and applauded them for serving the people in this time of crisis.
Earlier another Tibetan health professional, Tenzin Woser from Mundgod, Hubli volunteered to join the fight.
Tenzin Woser, resident of camp no. 8 of Mundgod Tibetan Settlement is already serving at the DTR hospital in Mundgod, a unit of the Department of Health, CTA.
Likewise, four Tibetan nurses from Shimla Tibetan settlement in Himachal Pradesh have also volunteered to join the fight against COVID-19 catastrophe. The settlement office of Shimla and the public highly appreciates the health professionals Tashi Norzom, Kalsang Wangmo, Tsewang Lhamo, and Tashi Yangchen for their dedication and determination.
Since the outbreak of the Wuhan-origin virus, Tibetan healthcare workers across the world, especially in the US, have been working at the frontline, fighting the pandemic.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally has crossed 2 million with more than 137,000 confirmed deaths.
In India, the cases climbed to 10,824 on Thursday with a death toll of 420, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.