Health Kalon, Choekyong Wangchuk of the Department of Health CTA, inaugurated the newly built fitness centre ‘Delek Fitness Centre’ today at Ghangchen Kyishong.

The fitness centre is an initiation taken by Delek Hospital towards a healthy community and is funded by the Department of Health.

Apart from Health Kalon, present at the inauguration event were Mr. Dawa Phunkyi, Chief Administrator of Delek Hospital, Secretary Palden Dhondup of the Department of Health, Additional Secretary Jampa Phuntsok, Joint Secretary Tsering Youdon of the Department of Health, doctors of Delek Hospital and the staff of the Department of Health.

Addressing the media, Health Kalon explained the aims and objectives of setting up a never before indoor gym in the Tibetan community. He explained that promoting a healthy and prepared community is the chief motive; an initiative such as this one also aids in preventing a large number of health risks.

“Hospitals and doctors only contribute 10% in terms of treating illness and curative measures while 40% depends on the preventive measures we adopt” noted Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk.

Kalon further noted that much of the curable illness and diseases can be prevented if we maintain a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet and regular physical activities. Health Kalon also informed about various initiatives taken by his respective department in providing necessary health care services in order to establish an all-inclusive health care system in the Tibetan communities in exile.

“A healthy community will naturally lead to a quality life in addition to quality health care,” remarked Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk.

As a gesture of respect and appreciation, Delek Fitness Centre will grant free access to all the Kalons of various departments under CTA including the three Justice Commissioners, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan parliament in exile, head of three autonomous bodies, and the members of the executive committee of Delek Hospital.

All TMS members are also given 50 percent exemption in the membership fees.

Apart from the above-mentioned names, the public can utilise the well-equipped fitness centre through a monthly payment of Rs 900 and Rs 800 per month if continued for more than 3 months.

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