Medical Team From Taiwan At Namdroling
A team of doctors, dentists and medical students from Taiwan recently visited Namdroling Monastery in India to conduct a range of medical check ups, clinics, and health education seminars for the monks and nuns there. Comprising three dentists, one eye specialist, one ENT (Eye, Nose, and Throat) specialist, two Dermatologists and forty medical students, from National Taiwan University, National Yang-Ming University and Taipei Medical University, the trip was organised by the International Action and Cooperation Team (IACT) and sponsored by the Global Youth Service, Rotary Club, and Ministry of Education of R.O.C. of Taiwan.
Their medical service was also extended to the local communities of Tibetans and was warmly welcomed by everyone. During their stay, they gave free talks, conducted medical check-ups and offered follow-up patient care. Health education classes with posters, booklets and DVDs were distributed to the representatives and teachers of the Namling Tsepal Tobkyed Hospital, Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, theYeshe Wodsal Sherab Raldriling Junior High School, the Dratsang, and the Tsogyal Shedrub Dargyeling Nunnery. As their visit came to an end, representatives of the Namdroling Monastery were given a presentation of work-reports to which Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche was also invited. Everyone agreed that the visit has been a resounding success. Bonding of friendship were made between staffs of the monastery and members of the medical team, of whom many have expressed their wishes to return in the not too distant future.