Tibetan Delek Hospital

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Tibetan Delek Hospital
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LocationGangchen Kyishong
176215 Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates 32°13′19″N76°19′02″E / 32.222°N 76.3172°E / 32.222; 76.3172 Coordinates: 32°13′19″N76°19′02″E / 32.222°N 76.3172°E / 32.222; 76.3172

The Tibetan Delek Hospital is a Tibetan hospital founded in 1971 and located in Dharamshala in Northern India. It serves the Tibetan residents, and local community in the region, including tourists from around the world. [1] It practices social assistance, mainly using allopathic Western medicine. [2] In 2013, the Kochon Prize, Stop TB Partnership is attributed to the Delek hospital, but China is pressuring the WHO. [3] [4]



Delek Hospital was built through donations and provide care at a low cost to patients, while taking care of low-income patients.

It was founded in 1971 by the Dalai Lama to give allopathic medical care to Tibetan refugees and the Indian community living in Dharamsala, a city of Northern India.

In June 2008, the Delek hospital began a program to improve the control of tuberculosis in the Tibetan diaspora, supported by the Johns Hopkins University with the participation of Dr. Zorba Paster and Dr. Richard Chaisson, [5] and the Associazione Italiana per la Solidarietà fra i Popoli (AISPO). [6]

The Rotary Club of Sunshine, based in Australia, participates in the financing of the program of tuberculosis control for Tibetan refugees. [7]


It lies between Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj, near the Men-Tsee-Khang conducive to collaboration between these medicines.[ clarification needed ]


The hospital includes:

The hospital staff, composed of Tibetans, speak Tibetan, Hindi and English, includes:

The hospital is equipped with a conference room for meetings of hospital staff and conferences (ministers Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and traditional medicine).

See also


  1. Oren Family, Volunteering in India Archived 29 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine , IsraAid
  2. Bertrand Odelys, Dharamsala, Chroniques tibétaines, Albin Michel, 2003, ISBN   2226142592, p 140
  3. (in English) Richard Finney, Tibetan Groups Petition WHO for Hospital Award Radio Free Asia, 2013-12-30
  4. Betsy McKay, TB Prize Selection Gets Caught in Politics, Wall Street Journal, 26 novembre 2013
  5. Delek Hospital details Plan to Combat TB in the Tibetan Community
  6. Health Department holds conference to control TB in Tibetan community, 11 October 2010
  7. The Rotarian sept. 2005, p 26 "[…] the Rotary Club of Sunshine, Australia, funds a tuberculosis control program for Tibetan refugees at Delek Hospital in Dharamsala, India."

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