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.
PPSV23 or Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine.
Covid-19 pandemic has affected the lives of millions of people in this world. The lives of many went hay wire. Sera Jhe Monastery has responded to control it from onset of the pandemic. It formed a task force headed by the Abbot of the monastery.
Under the guidance of the Govt. of India, Department of Health CTA Dharamsala and the resident medical officer, Dr. Sonam Dhondup la took all necessary actions to control it despite facing numerous challenges along the way. As days and weeks went by all the task force members learned a lot to how to handle the cases. Now the situation is that there is no active cases.
The most important factor in preventing the spread of the virus is to empower the residents of the monastery with right information and taking precautions by the individuals as per guidelines of the experts.
To further expand combat Covid-19 programme Sera Jhe Health Care Committee has organized vaccination programme from 6th Nov 2020 starting from the elder monks followed by the others.
CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends PPSV23 for
1. All adults 65 years or above
2. People 2 through 64 years old with certain medical conditions.
3. Adults 19 through 64 years old who smoke cigarettes.
This vaccine prevents Pneumonia, Meningitis, Otitis, Media Sinus Infections Bacteremia
Preparation against Covid-19 at Sera Monastery.
The world is facing an unprecedented challenge with communities and economies everywhere affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The world is coming together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic bringing governments, organizations from across industries and sectors and individuals together to help respond to this global outbreak.
Sera monastery have also taken steps towards the prevention of this pandemic. The monastery was locked down from 22nd March 2020. A makeshift gate was erected at the monastery border and manned by the chief disciplinary masters of both the monasteries and their assistants to prevent people going out or entering the monastery premises unless with emergency cases. They guard the gate every day under the scorching summer sun.
We at Sera Jhe Health Care Committee has made small contributions towards it by supplying face mask, drinking water, gloves and hand sanitizers to the staff manning the gate. The monks are provided necessary medication and the lay people who are regular patients of our clinic are also provided required medicines.
The monks who arrive from other destinations are quarantined at Tashi Choeling Centre by the monastery administration for a fortnight. For these monks the committee provides facility of regular check-up and basic medication.
Together we can make a difference and overcome this crisis
New administrators of Sera Jhe Health Care Committee, 2020 - 2023.
The Abbot of Sera Jey Monastrey with the new aministrators.
From top right : Geshe Sonam Yarphel (Chief Administrator) & Geshe Lobsang Tashi
From top left: Geshe Sangay Yeshi & Geshe Lobsang Dhamchoe
For any correspondence please contact Geshe Sonam Yarphel.
ULTRASOUND MACHINE: ACUSON Juniper Ultrasound System by Siemen
Ultrasound is used to create images of soft tissue structures, such as the gallbladder, liver, kidney, pancreas, bladder, and other organ and parts of the body. Ultrasound can also measure the flow of blood in the arteries to detect blood flow blockage. Medical conditions like liver fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer can be detected by it. This specific machine is equipped to measure liver stiffness which is required to monitor patients suffering from Hepatitis B and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver diseases, conditions which are common among our monks. Medical kidney diseases are detected. Ultrasound testing is safe and easy to perform. We express our heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors who are involved in this project.
Members from Sera Jey Singapore Dharma Centre and Sera Jey Omniscience Dharma academy visited Sera Jhe Health Care Committee. All the members of our committee appreciate their visit. They regularly contribute to our activities. Their contributions not only help the monks of the monastery but also lay Tibetans and local Indians of the area. Our committee provides free service to the monks of the monastery and 50% discount to all the other patients. The achievements of the committee solely depend on donations from them and other individuals who support us.
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. <a href="/index.php/component/content/article?id=391:health-check-up-for-dharma-teachers</p></div></div></article></div></div></div>%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20</div>%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20<div%20class="art-layout-cell art-sidebar2">