According to the announcement of the full list of the recipients of the Padma awards by the Government of India on the occasion of Republic day, a Tibetan doctor will be conferred with fourth highest civilian honour of Indian Government, the Padma Shri Award. Dr. Yeshi Dhonden is being honoured with honour for his contribution in treatment of patients through traditional Tibetan medicine.Read more
The traditional Tibetan Medical system, Sowa Rigpa is being considered for giving an elite UNESCO status, the intangible cultural heritage. However it has got entangled into another diplomatic tussle between India and China.
Traditional Tibetan medicine is centuries-old traditional medical system that employs complex approach to diagnosis, incorporating techniques such as pulse analysis and urinalysis.