SURGICAL EYE CAMP IN MANANG, NEPAL
From May 7-13, 2004, Thrangu Rinpoche's monks and nuns and Tilganga Eye
Hospital organized an eye camp in Manang for the poor mountain people of
that area. The camp was sponsored by a Chinese woman and her son from Hong
Kong. They both accompanied the three monks and five nuns to Manang, a
province of Nepal located on the Tibet border.
Tilganga sent a staff of nine, including doctors and nurses. The monks and
nuns helped organize. All the staff and equipment had to travel by
helicopter. There was two days in Brakha, Manang to check eyes and then the
cataract operations were performed in Chami. Eighty-three people have
cataract surgery. Many people are blind before surgery and it's miraculous
to have their sight restored again.
Eye checkups days have also been held at the medical clinic at Namo Buddha.
In future there will be more eye camps organized and also, hopefully,
medical and dental camps.
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