School and Tibetan settlement nurses with the dental scaling and extraction machines donated by the Taiwanese groups.

School and Tibetan settlement nurses with the dental scaling and extraction machines donated by the Taiwanese groups.

The Department of Health, CTA organised a dental training workshop for health workers of school clinics and settlement health centers at Bir Tibetan settlement near Dharamshala.

The workshop was held from 1 to 17 December at Bir primary health center. The workshop was a continuation of a similar theoretical workshop on basic dental care and procedures, which was carried out earlier in July with support from Taiwan Dental Association, Cathy’s hospital and Taiwan Health Co-Op organization.

The practical training for the 14 trainees which include school nurses, dental therapists and staff nurses from remote Tibetan settlements was carried out at the dental clinic of Suja TCV School and also at Bir primary healthcare center. The trainees were taught clinical part of basic dental procedures like scaling and extraction.

Five scaling machines donated by the training group from Taiwan were distributed along with certificates at the concluding session of the workshop. The machines were presented by the Bir Tibetan Settlement Officer . The machines were given to school clinics of CST Mussorie, CST Shimla, Petoen School-Dharamsala; Phende Hospital Hunsur and Tenzingang Primary health center in Arunachal Pradesh.

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