After finishing the new medical center at Citta’s Hospital facility in Humla we were blessed by the visit of Roshi Joan Halifax, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, 9 medical professionals and others on their way to visit Mount Kailash, in Tibet.
The passionate and well-organized medical team arrived fresh carrying overwhelming supplies of medicines, clothing and funds for equipment to help enhance our facility. In two days Roshi’s team had treated nearly 1000 patients! During the visit, a child was treated named Ramkala. She suffered from severe burns three weeks earlier and was left uncleaned; her wounds were infected. Also, with the support of the team, a local man coming from a day and a half walk from the hospital with severe pain from a broken arm was airlifted out of the district to Nepalgunj for advanced treatment.
After the end of the visit, the exhausted team was thanked by the local community in the form of a dance that was a “thank you” song. We were overwhelmed with this visit and look forward to an ongoing communication with members of the team and their respective medical communities back home.
Other non-medical members of Roshi’s team included film makers, photograher’s and other passionate individuals that both assisted the doctors and recorded the event to share with others back home!