The Department of health organized a health awareness program at Dolma Ling nunnery, Dharamsala on 26th May 2016. Two staff from department of health, Ms. Ngawang Tenzin, MCH coordinator and Ms. Tenzin Dolker, Hepatitis B/HIS coordinator gave talk on cancer emphasizing on breast cancer, TB and hepatitis B through power point presentation.
The nunnery health education program was started in the year 2013. Since then the department has covered most of the nunneries in Himachal Pradesh where Tibetan Traditional doctors from Men-Tsee-khang and health staff from DOH give health talk on various issues like hepatitis B, TB, diet and hygiene, cancers, diabetes and hypertension, UTI etc.
We also gave health talk in Mundgod nunnery in July 2015.
The event successfully concluded with question and answer session followed by distribution of sanitary napkins to the participants. About 200 nuns attended the talk. The participants actively participated and showed great interest during the session.
The program is funded by PRM.