Tibetan medicine being upgraded in Dharamshala

Dharamshala, Oct 22 (ANI): The Central Council of Tibetan Medicine (CCTM) organised a three-day workshop on continuing medical education in Dharamshala.

The main objective of this programme is to boost the knowledge of Tibetan medical practitioners through lectures and workshops delivered by the senior medical scholars and experts.

"This is an interface for the practitioners first of all, then the second thing is that I mean what they do is, they normally share the clinical experiences that they have gained and the knowledge that they have gained through their own practices. So, obviously, this could be a platform where they can share the research works, paper works, everything," said Tashi Dawa, a doctor.

The Council of Tibetan Medicine has been active after an Act was passed by the 13th assembly of the Tibetan People's Deputies, with the final approval of the Dalai Lama in 2004.

Since then it became an apex body of all traditional medical practitioners in-exile with the total strength of 383 medical practitioners and four medical colleges. With the recent bill passed by the Parliament, the government now legally approves Tibetan medicine. (ANI)

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