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Tibet-Hospital-Delek-2014Dharamshala: - Tibetan hospital that provides health care to Tibetans and local Indian communities in Dharamshala marked its 43rd anniversary since its founding year in 1971.

Speaking at the ceremony that was attended by Health Kalon of Central Tibetan Administration, His Eminence the Karmapa Rinpoche said: "The healthcare services provided by Delek Hospital are really commendable and helpful to the Tibetan community as well as the local Indian people.

"Personally, whenever I suffer any ailment, I avail the services of  Dr Tseten la of Delek Hospital. I feel the health facilities of the hospital and the qualifications and determination of the doctors are really admirable. It serves as a perfect role model for aspiring Tibetan doctors."

Mr Dawa Phunkyi, the Health administrator of Delek Hospital read out a report which highlighted works and achievements of the hospital.

Mementoes were offered to Mr Harrie Penders and group for extending financial support to the hospital and long-serving staffs at the hospital were also awarded to recognize their contributions.

As a part of the ceremony, a new residence for the doctors serving at the hospital was inaugurated by Mr Herrie Penders, who was instrumental in funding the complex.

The hospital provides medical care at minimal rates and often free of charge for needy patients. Over the years the services increased from a small dispensary to a hospital with improved facilities. The hospital now has 45 patient beds and a separate ward for Tuberculosis patients.

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