Telemedicine services were launched at Tenzingang clinic on December 29, 2023, by Mr Tenzin Rabten, Tenzigang settlement officer. Through the use of electronic devices including phones, laptops and video conferencing, telemedicine services aim to provide clinical services like doctor appointments, consultations and non-emergency treatment. This makes it possible to facilitate communication between patients and healthcare professionals by making clinical services easily accessible. It enables access to healthcare, particularly for people who have trouble getting in-person care in remote areas.
Tezingang is the fourth site to receive telemedicine services; the other three locations—Miao, Bandhara, and Ravangla—already have telemedicine services operational. In the near future, the Department intend to open this service in Sonada, which will be the fifth location. The program was funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).