The Health Kalon raised the exiled Tibetan community's health care system during his meeting with Taiwanese health minister, Wen-Ta Chiu and Director of Bureau of International Cooperation, Department of Health, Mr Hsu Min Hu on 11 April. Dr. Ming-Liang Lee former Taiwan's Minister of health was also present in the meeting.
Given Taiwan's advancement in public health care system, Kalon Dr. Tsering Wangchuk urged for support and co-operation from Taiwan in various health education and training programmes in Tibetan community.
They also discussed future co-operation in terms of both short- and long-term exchange and training programmes for students.
Kalon Dr Wangchuk also visited Taipei City Hospital (TCH) and met with Medical Deputy Affair Dr Chung-Hua Hsu and other medical staff of the hospital. TCH is one of the top hospital practicing both traditional Chinese and western medical system. It shares similarity with the Tibetan medical system in terms of its focus on research.
Dr Wangchuk visited Centers for Disease Control, where he watched a short film about the Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B in Taiwan. Dr. Carol, Ju-sin, Chen, Medical officer of the Centers for Disease Control, briefed him on prevention and control of Hepatitis B in Taiwan. They exchanged views on the treatment, public education and ways to control Hepatitis B and C.
Earlier on 10 April, Health Kalon met with vice-president of County Health Department in Hualien, located in eastern part of Taiwan. He was also invited to visit two hospitals which mainly looks after the health care of aboriginal people of the county. He also visited Hualein Tzu Chi Hospital.