Supported by Khyentse Foundation India, the KF Medical Camp recently returned for the fifth consecutive year. The camp, which ran from November 21 to 27, was hosted at the Village Panchayat office of Lower Chauntra, in Himachal Pradesh.
Patients from the surrounding villages suffering from various ailments came to the camp for free consultations and medicines The camp treated 80 to 90 people every day. As the word spread, more patients showed up every day to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to receive professional medical treatment. The most common complaints were digestive issues, asthma, joint pain, and arthritis. The camp also provided blood sugar screening.
“I got to know about the camp from my daughters and my daughter-in-law. It is my first time here. I am so grateful that the camp is set up close to my village so it’s easier for me to walk up to it,” said 80-year-old Santhosh Kumari from the Bhaterh village.
Tenzin Nyidon, a staff nurse at the Tibetan Primary Health Centre, commented, “It is a great opportunity to work with Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute and Khyentse Foundation in supporting the camp. I had a great time interacting with the villagers.”
Over the years, the camp has provided significant health care to the neighboring Indian and Tibetan communities, and KF India intends to continue funding the initiative in the coming years.