Dharamshala — The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) held a three-day workshop on Health Information System (HIS) for Tibetan healthcare staff at the Tibetan Reception Centre, near Dharamshala, on December 1, 2015.
Over 18 Tibetan health staff from Tibetan settlements across India are attending the workshop conducted by Ms Tenzin Tseyang and Dr Lobsang Tsering from the Health Department, according to a report by the CTA media.
Kalon Dr Tsering Wangchuk attended the opening and urged the participants to share and impart their knowledge to their respective colleagues.
He claimed that the 'workshop aims to enable the participants on data collection and health information system, making basic disease diagnoses by the health care workers, understanding and reporting notifiable diseases, data collection on paper registers as well as computer software- the processes to send the collected data for analyses and dissemination of information to the stakeholders.'
It further said that the workshop is one of the five prime programs of the department including Primary Health Care, Tibetan Medicare System, Capacity building for Health staff and Healthcare access for the settlements in remote areas.
The Department said it will also conduct similar workshops on TB, Hepatitis and Tibetan Medicare System.