A brief critique on Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk

Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk was born in 1971 and he completed his schooling from SFF Schhol, Herbertpur. He got his B.A. degree from Punjab University and  has a PG Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management.  

He worked as President of RTYC, Chandigarh and at TYC Centrex. He served as the Coordinator of the New Delhi-based India Tibet Coordination Office (ITCO) of CTA and also as the Executive Director of the Tibetan Parliamentary & Policy Research Centre (TPPRC) based in New Delhi.

He was elected to the 13th, 14th and 15thTPiE from the DhotoeCholkha. After his unsuccessful attempt in the 16thTPiE election, he was nominated for Kalon by LS and was passed by the house.

He has the portfolio of Department of Health. Since he is a chain smoker, he was thought to be unfit for the department yet he is said to have stopped smoking for his own health and for a better role model to others?

Apart from sending messages on the health related days in the calendar like World Health Day extra, his office has held Women’s basketball tournaments to build awareness on TB in Tibetan Community. Department of Health had started a kind of health Insurance called Tibetan Medicare System (TMS), which is meant for the Tibetans living in India.

According to the official website there are only 21,455 Tibetans enrolled in TMS that needs to be improved.

More than department of health we have heard and seen Delek Hospital more active in working towards the eradication of TB from the schools and taking care of health check-up of the senior monks in the major monasteries. What has the department in particular done in this respect?

Looking into the expense of going out in the cities for medical checkup, he needs to ensure that apart from primary health care clinics, we should have consolidated specialized hospitals in different fields in our major settlements.

Instead of taking chance to go abroad, can’t you visit the remotest of area where Tibetans live to improve their health and sanitation condition and to bring awareness amongst Tibetans on TMS policy?

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