Sanghasena calls doctors to help Ladakhi people in Himalayas
Author(s): City Air NewsBhikkhu Sanghasena at Mahabodhi Karuna Charitable Hospital, Leh. Appeals to join Global Doctors Association of the Himalaya (GDAH) Chandigarh, July 28, 2019: Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), over...
Appeals to join Global Doctors Association of the Himalaya (GDAH)
Chandigarh, July 28, 2019: Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), over 3-decades old educational and spiritual NGO based in Leh (Ladakh) has appealed to the international medical community to extend their support to the health services in remote Himalayas. Doctors are given a call to join the Global Doctors Association of the Himalaya (GDAH).
The medical care available in the high Himalayas is inadequate for the local communities. There are not enough well-equipped hospitals with qualified doctors. To provide medical care to some of the poorest people and those living in the remotest villages of the Himalayan region, Bhikkhu Sanghasena, a Buddhist leader, meditation teacher, and founder of MIMC, established the Mahabodhi Karuna Charitable Hospital (MKCH) in 1995 at the Devachan campus of MIMC in Leh.
MKCH has been delivering medical treatment with the help of senior doctors retired from local government hospitals and visiting volunteer doctors from around the world. The need to upgrade and revitalize the MKCH, and expand its services to the remote regions of the Himalayas has prompted Bhikkhu Sanghasena to start a separate initiative dedicated exclusively to medical care called GDAH.
“GDAH is an initiative to bring together doctors and medical professionals from around the world to deliver medical care and generate awareness on health and disease prevention in the Himalayas. It aims to serve as a platform for meeting, interaction, discussion, planning and execution of healthcare programmes in the Himalayan region. Doctors and medical professionals who are motivated to serve humanity are welcome to be part of GDAH,” said Narvijay Yadav, General Secretary, Save the Himalayas Foundation (SHF), Chandigarh Chapter.
A group of doctors from Germany conducted a medical camp at the Mahabodhi Hospital recently. A large number of Ladakhi patients attended the camp and got treated. The patients included both old and young men and women. A total of 931 patients attended the camp. Reconstructive plastic surgery was done on 35 patients and 701 Gynea patients were screened during the 10-day medical camp.