Sera Jhe Health Care Center
Sera Jhe Health Care Center was established in the year 1989 by then Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tsering with the seed money donation of Rs 50,000 from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It was registered as a charitable trust under the Karnataka registration act XXI of 1960. It is administered by five board members headed by the Abbot of Sera Jhe Monastery as its Chairman. It consists of voluntary staffs from the Monastic community, who are experienced, dedicated and sincere to their duties. This committee runs health services, such as Clinics, Drinking Water and Environment projects.
FREE MEDICAL CAMP, KALACHAKRA 2017
Kalachakra Initiation by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama 2017 will be held from 3rd to 14th January at Bodh Gaya, Bihar, INDIA. Sera Jhe Health Committee is conducting a free medical camp for the benefit of all the devotees during the teaching.
Sera Jhe Health Care Committee is organizing a free medical camp to provide free health care service to all the devotees during the teachings. The camp will benefit all devotees irrespective of caste, creed, religion, gender or nationality.
We have organized such camps during Kalachakra at Amaravati - 2006 (Andhra Pradesh), Kalachakra Sarnath (U.P.), His Holiness’s teachings at Bodh Gaya (2009), Sarnath - 2010 and Kalachakra Bodh Gaya - 2011. We offer this service to all the devotees irrespective of nationality.
HEALTH CARE TALK.
Our medical officer Dr. Sonam Dhondup la gave a talk on health care to the monks of Sera Jey Monastery. It relates with the outcome of the master health check-up conducted for the last four months.
The subjects covers the results of the master health checkup, the follow up actions to be taken for those who are diagnosed with different kinds of health problems and what prevention measures to be followed in the future.
With completion of Master Health Check-up for Sera Jey monks we are now continuing with treatment for those who are in need. We keep on discussing with specialist doctors from Narayana Specialty Hospital for follow up treatment needed for the patients. This process of discussions with the specialists will continue as and when ever needed.
Recently cardiologist, Dr. Anand Lingam from Narayana Hospital, Mysore visited our committee. He had meeting with our administrator, Geshe Choegyal Dawa and our medical officer Dr. Sonam Dhondup for further action if any treatments are needed for our monks or to be referred to their hospital.
Medicine Buddha Prayer.
It has been about 30 years since the establishment of Sera Jhe Health Care Committee with the seed money donation of RS 50000/- from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in 1989. From a small clinic which provides basic medication to the monks it has grown into a well established clinic with advanced equipment, experienced doctors and dedicated staff members.
It was mainly meant to look after the health care needs of Sera Jey monks. As it grows it now provides its facilities to the public irrespective of nationality, caste or creed.
Whatever we have achieved could not be full-filled without the support of our friends, well-wishers and kind sponsors. To express our gratitude and to the wellbeing all the supporters we have organized a medicine Buddha prayer on 25th Aug 2018 with one hundred fifty geshes.
We wish all our supporters good health and success in all their endeavors.
Master Health Check-up for Sera Jey Monks.
The monks who need further checkup are taken to Narayana specialty hospital in Mysore. The processes include Ultra Sound, Echo, Endoscopy and Fibro scan. Each day about forty five monks are taken to the hospital.
FREE MEDICAL CAMP.
Sera Jhe Health Care Committee in association with Bliss & Wisdom medical group from Taiwan organized free medical camp from 3rd to 6th May 2018.
This camp covered around eight hundred patients during the camp. After completion of the camp a meeting on preventive health care programme specifically for monks of Sera Jey Monastery was held.
One of the prominent doctors of Tibetan Medical & Astro Institute, Dharamsala, Dr Dorjee Rabten la who is at present stationed at the branch clinic in Bangalore visited and consulted patients at our clinic on 26th April 2018.
Master Health Checkup for Sera Jey Monsatery monks.
Sera Jhe Health Care Committee is conducting Master Health Checkup of the monks of Sera Jey Monastery from 20th April 2018. There are 3700 monks in the monastery and we hope to cover at least 3000 monks under this programme.
The monks have hectic monastic life due to their professional commitments in Buddhist studies. This results in excessive mental/physical stress due to improper eating habits, and late night study hours which often results in various health challenges. Also monks who have a personal history of any diseases related to cardiac, Kidney, diabetes etc. will also benefit from taking this package as a preventive measure.
This Health Checkup for monks is aimed to undertake timely action to avoid any medical problem/disorder. It is vital to identify and treat any diseases at an early stage. It addresses the specific health challenges of monks and consists of various examinations aimed to analyze the body functions that can primarily be affected by stress, work, life style related diseases.
NEW EQUIPMENT INSTALLED
We are striving to provide the best possible health care to the patients as per our capabilities. This basically depends on the clinical skills of the doctor, the infrastructure and supporting/nursing staff.
Because of the lack of few basic instruments in the clinic, our doctor is compelled to refer patients to out-of-station hospitals. This unnecessarily puts the patients under physical, mental and financial burden. Thus we intend to equip our clinic with all the basic equipments needed at Primary Health Care level so that our doctor can practice to his potential and perhaps encourage him to develop further his knowledge/skills.
We have recently added state of art hematology analyzer, otoscope and spirometer.
Our main aim is to "Refer Less and Manage More". See Photo
ANIMAL (STERILIZATION) & VACCINATION CAMP
Sera Jhe Health Care and Animal Five Freedom Action-India organized sterilization and Vaccination for dogs from 13th to 17th December 2017. See Photo
HEALTH CHECK UP FOR THE DHARMA TEACHERS
The spiritual path of the ‘variety’ we practice really depends on the inspiration, example, and power of someone who exemplifies where it leads. These are the dharma teachers. They have the central role in connection with the uplift-meant and preservation of the Buddha dharma.
With advice from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Delek Hospital headed by Dr. Tseten la and the secretary Mr. Dawa Phunkyi organized health check up specifically for the Dharma teachers of the monastery. This programme was started from Sera Jey Monastery from 9th July 2017& will extend to other monasteries in the coming days. See Photo
HEALTH SURVEY PROGRAMME AND PUBLIC HEALTH CARE TALK BY DR. SONAM DHONDUP LA
This Programme is responsible for collecting and disseminating accurate, representative data on health in the monastery. This project is implemented recently by Sera Jhe Health Care Committee under the guidance of our medical officer Dr. Sonam Dhondup la.
According to the data collected, follow up action will be taken in the coming years. See Photo
FREE MEDICAL CAMP - KALACHAKRA 2017
Sera Jhe Health Care Health Care Committee organized Free Medical Camp at Bodh Gaya during the 34th Kalachakra Initiation by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
It was a big success as we could provide our service to more than 7000 devotees. The services provided are Allopathic medicine, Acupuncture, Point Therapy and herbal medicine. We have two MDs, our medical officer, two doctors from Taiwan, Acupuncturist and Point Therapist.
We have been organizing camps during His Holiness's teachings in different parts of India. We are committed to doing so in the years to come.
We deeply thank all volunteers participating in the camp, our friends, and sponsors. We owe our success to all of them. See Photo
FREE MEDICAL CAMP - JAN 2016
Sera Jhe Health Care Committee provided free medication to all the devotees during 2015-16 Lam Rim Chenmo teachings by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Bylakuppe. The clinics opened after the teachings and continue late into the evening every day. The services provided are Allopathic medicine, Tibetan medicine, Dental care, Acupuncture, Point therapy, Cupping, and Moxibustion. More than 2000 patients visited our clinics. See Photo
FREE MEDICAL CAMP - NOV 2015
From 27th to 29th November 2015. Sera Jhe Health Care committee in association with Bliss and Wisdom Foundation of Taiwan organized the free medical camp. The group consists of Pathologist, neurologist, dentist and ophthalmic. The services provided also include acupuncture, massage, and moxibustion. The camp benefitted more than 500 patients from all walks of life. See Photo
For the benefit of the patients and provide cheap & quality services we have added the following medical facilities in our clinic:
- Topcon RM 800 & auto refractometer
- Telecardiology System
- Desktop computer