Tibetan Medicare System

It is a holistic secondary and tertiary health care (hospital care) coverage for all Tibetans living in India under the responsibility of the Tibetan Voluntary Health Association (TVHA), registered under the Societies Act 1860. The system is built on the Public-Private Partnership model and creates a health fund across the entire Tibetan exile community. It will provide equitable and comprehensive health care coverage on a yearly basis designed to serve the health care needs of the entire Tibetan exile community by creating a more sustainable financing source. TMS is a non-profit and charitable program that improves public health and well-being of the Tibetan community in-exile significantly through access to quality secondary and tertiary healthcare while reducing financial insecurity and hardship associated with the treatment of catastrophic conditions and hospitalization. TMS will contribute towards a holistic preventive and curative system integrating both ‘SORIG’, the Tibetan traditional herbal medicine, and allopathic medicine system in order to deliver effective and efficient health care services tailored to the needs of the Tibetan community in-exile.

Why do we need it?  It will provide financial security to the families and individuals when they face serious health problems   Tibetan Medicare System is a non-profit and charitable program intended to improve the health care services of the Tibetan community in India.   It will provide equitable and comprehensive health care coverage to families and individuals who are enrolled in this system.

How to enroll?   You can enroll at the hospital or the health care center of the Department of Health, CTA, in your settlement. If there is no health care center, enrollment can be done at the Settlement Officer.

A TMS member has the following responsibilities:

  • Attend meeting or get information on Tibetan Medicare System
  • Make a decision on enrolment
  • Fill the enrollment form with help of enrollment officer who could be any one of (Representative, Settlemennt Officer, Doctor, Executive secretary, Health worker, Nurse, Camp leader etc.)
  • Submit the form with contribution amount and ID card charge to the enrollment officer
  • At the time of enrollment, you will receive TMS Health Plan-Member Handbook. Read the document and ask the enrollment officer in case of any clarifications.
  • Sign the “Received Member’s Health book” sheet

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