Dharamshala: The Department of Health’s Health Education Desk conducted a two-day workshop on women’s basic health to girl students of the Tibetan Transit School on 23 and 24 May.
Seven girls-all newly arrived from Tibet-attended the workshop that sought to educate them on basic healthcare.
The sessions covered topics such as cervical cancer and breast cancer, menstruation, Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), Sexually Transmitted Diseases (UTIs), HIV AIDS, Tuberculosis, etc.
For a more holistic perspective, a session was dedicated to dealing with stress and depression, while another was on Women Empowerment.
The staff of the Transit School and 37 boy students were invited during the TB and mental health session.
The resource persons invited were Venerable Dr. Tenzin Lhadon, Doctor at Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute and one of the personal physicians to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsewang Yangtso and Tenzin Nordon, staff of Department of Health, Ngawang Tenzin, concerned staff of Mother and Child health care and mental health section, Sangmo Bhuti, Nurse, TMI section, Dr. Jigme Kalsang, Delek Hospital, and Tsering Kyi, Women Empowerment Desk of CTA.
The two-day workshop received positive suggestions and feedback from the participants.