Dharamshala: A delegation of Covid 19 Emergency Task Force members are currently on a visit to Tibetan settlements and monasteries in Himachal Pradesh from 25 August to assess the precautionary measures taken for the possible third wave of Covid 19 in India. The delegation is composed of Education Secretary Jigme Namgyal, TMAI Director Tashi Tsering Phuri, Dr Rinzin Sangmo from Mentseekhang, and Tenzin Wangdak, staff of Department of Health.
The visit comes after an advisory by Sikyong Penpa Tsering and Covid Emergency Task Force advisors Dr Tseten Dorjee and Dr Tsewang Tamdin (both official physicians of His Holiness the Dalai Lama) to visit settlements and prepare in advance for the possible emergence of Covid 19 third wave in India.
The delegation visited TCV Gopalpur, Tashijong, TCV Suja, Bir Tibetan Society, Bir Tibetan primary healthcare center, and Bir Sambhota school on 26 August and met the members of the local Covid Task Force Committee to discuss efforts to contain the spread of Covid 19. They also discussed vaccination status of local Tibetans, setting up of quarantine centers for the third wave and the need to contact local Indian hospitals in case of emergencies.
They visited the Tibetan monasteries in and around Bir and Chauntara Tibetan settlements on 27 August.