Health Department Concludes Telemedicine Awareness program in Five Tibetan Settlements

The Department of Health successfully concluded community-driven telemedicine awareness programs in five Tibetan settlements on 3rd May 2024.

Aiming towards providing equitable and accessible access to health care, including access to specialists, the Department of Health conducted a series of telemedicine awareness programs from 29th April to 3rd May 2024. The awareness programs took place in Ravangla, Bhandara, Miao, Sonada, and Tenzingang. Health clinics in these settlements are already equipped with telemedicine services.

With the advancement of technology and innovative healthcare services, the Department of Health, with funding support from PRM, initiated telemedicine services in 2021. Tibetan settlements in Miao, Bhandara and Tezu were the first three clinics to receive these services. The services in Tezu were later relocated to Ravangla. Health clinics in Tenzingang and Sonada Tashiling are the two most recent clinics to receive telemedicine services earlier this year.