Dharamsala: The Department of health understanding the importance of Digital health in our rural community where there are no doctor and the hospitals far, has decided to start a telemedicine pilot project at 3 settlements (Miao, Bhandara and Tezu). The training and the live consultation sessions of Tibetan Telemedicine services and Health Information System (HIS) monitoring was held on 14th to 16th October, 2021 at Tibetan Primary Health Centre, Miao Choephelling Tibetan settlement . The training was inaugurated by the settlement officer Mr. Tenzin Chokden la and attended by TPHC Miao Executive secretary Mr. Tenzin Lhawang la, their 5 nurses and nurses from Bhandara and Tezu clinic.
The Telemedicine training was for the duration of two days and was given by karma healthcare experts.
On the first day of training, the participants were given a brief introduction on the concepts of telemedicine, it’s legal framework in India followed by demo session of web based karma -TVHA platform and One-on-one training session for the participants where they were trained on the software, it’s usage , trouble shooting and to access the nursing skills needed for the telemedicine consultation.
The second day was an open practice sessions where the participants were given a full live exposure on how to conduct a telemedicine consultation with real doctors and patients.
We believe that the Tibetan Telemedicine Services can give the community the care and and allows to treat patients without the need for an in person visit at Multi speciality Hospitals.
The last day of the training focuses on monitoring and evaluation of EHR data and assess their problems and resolves issues.
The training is funded by PRM, USA.