Free Medical Camp (Ladakh, Nubra and Zanskar)


During the teaching of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Ladakh, Nubra and Zanskar, Men-Tsee-Khang organized a Comprehensive Outreach Community Health Care programme from 26 June to 1 August, 2017 led by Dr. Tenzin Lhadon (Visiting Physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama).
Dr. Tenzin Lhadon accompanied by Dr. Kalsang and 6 staff of Choglamsar clinic organized medical camp in Nubra valley and Zanskar during the teaching of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. From 9 to 12 July, the team was in Nubra where the doctors consulted 312 patients during the teachings at Disket Monastery. During the 7 day teaching at Padum, Zanskar, 477 people received health care service from the doctors.

The medical camp was held in Men-Tsee-Khang Culture Centre, Men-Tsee-Khang Choglamsar, Tibetan Centre School ground, Tibetan Centre School Old Age Home, Changsha, Sankar Monastery and Shiwatsel teaching ground during the teaching of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Leh. The doctor also visited five Tibetan Settlements (Camp no 1, 2, 4, 5 and 10) and provided health care service. The doctors gave health consultation to 1336 patients and also advised them on health care.

Besides the consultations, Dr. Tenzin Lhadon gave health talks at Leh Gompa at upper Leh about the preventive measures on the common disorder and advised on diet and lifestyles.
She was also invited at Riglam Model School managed by Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA), Leh to give talk on diagnostic methods (visual observation, touch and interrogation), 4 Mode of Treatments (medicine, external therapy, diet and behavior) according to Tibetan system of healing. She further spoke on Diet & Lifestyle and Urine & Pulse analysis to 40 students, followed by question and answer session.
The doctors consulted a total of 2125 patients in Ladakh, Nubra and Zanskar. Free medicine amounting to Rs.143,555.00 were given.

Men-Tsee-Khang would like to pay their sincere gratitude to Ven. Lobsang Nyantak La, Upper Leh Councilor, and Lama Choemphel Soepa for their generous support and Organizing Committee for Dhumra Diskit Yarchoe Chenmo, Zanskar Buddhist Association ZBA, Special Frontier Force SFF, Ladakh Buddhist Association LBA & District Police Headquarter, Leh for providing tents, accommodations and meals for medical team.