Dharamshala: The CTA’s Department of Health organised Sowa-Rigpa and Allopathy Integration Meeting themed “Objectives behind Integration” on 27 September.
Tibetan health professionals from the Department of Health, Delek Hospital and Mentseekhang discussed the overall scopes of a collaboration of Sowa-Rigpa and Allopathy medicine and the administrative perspective on the integration.
The meeting was moderated by Dr Tsetan Sadutshang of Delek Hospital. Participants included Palden Dhondup, Health Secretary, Jampa Phuntsok, Additional Secretary, Tsering Youdon, Joint Secretary, Director Tsering Tash, Dr T Tamding from Mentseekhang and Dr Tsering Tsamchoe. coordinator of Sowa-Rigpa and allopathic collaboration.
In addition, 3 senior doctors from Mentseekhang, two doctors from Delek Hospital, six doctors from different DoH branch facilities also attended.
Health Kalon, Choekyong Wangchuk, opened the meeting with an introductory remark. He emphasized the importance of promoting traditional Tibetan medicine (Sowa-Rigpa) on international platforms, as well as the importance of the integration of the two medicines.
The meeting successfully concluded with a final draft of the guidelines for the integration.
Health Secretary, Palden Dhondup gave the closing remarks, stating “It is never too early or too late to collaborate between the traditional and allopathic medical fields. Looking into the future, we will continue to work towards collaborative work between allopathy and Sowa-Rigpa to improve the health and well-being of our patients and communities.”