Dharamshala: Sikyong Penpa Tsering chaired virtual meetings held in batches with Tibetan Settlement Officers(TSO) and Executive Secretaries of Hospitals and Tibetan Primary Health Centers at settlements across India on 7th and 8th June 2021. Similar meeting was held with all the Tibetan Settlement Officers and Executive Secretaries of Hospitals and Tibetan Primary Health Centers at settlements across Nepal on 9th June 2021. It was aimed to assess the overall situation of COVID-19 and the status of vaccination drives at the settlements . The meeting was moderated by Chair of the Covid-19 Emergency Task Force, Palden Dhondup, Secretary of Health Department who reiterated the 3 key agendas of the new Kashag to combat the pandemic:
1) To vaccinate the general public,
2) procure medical supplies and equipment for the hospitals and clinics run by the Health Department,
3) dispense rations to the destitute affected in the lockdown under the Home department’s purview.
All the settlement heads briefed the COVID-19 situation and status of vaccination drives at the respective settlements at the meeting. A few guidance on procurement of medical essentials were briefed and also notified them of the items that will be available at the Department within few days.