By Tsering Dhundup
CHANDRAGIRI, India, 2 October 2017
Doctors working in a free medical camp at Phuntsokling settlement in Odisha found that the most common diseases in Tibetan people were gastritis, gallstones, hypertension, and knee pain.
A group of ten doctors and medical personnel from Singapore provided the facilities for the free two-day camp held on 1st and 2nd October at Menlha Hospital of the Department of Health of the Central Tibetan
The team included a neurosurgeon, two breast specialists, one A&E Medicine Doctor, two eye specialists, one naturalist, and two nurses, who checked about 500 people, including the native people.
Apart from consultations, USG (ultrasound scan), and blood sugar and blood pressure tests, and medicines were also given for free.
Executive Manager of Menlha Hospital Mr Tenzin Lhawang and the nurses provided all necessary assistance in setting up the camp and helping with translating.
The camp was coordinated by KelKhang Rinpoche, who said that while holding a camp in Ladakh the Dalai Lama suggested that they go to Odisha Tibetan settlement.
Rinpoche explained that all expenses were borne by the doctors themselves, and they have plans to do similar camps in South India in the future.