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CEC Gyalson inspects dedicated COVID-19 Mahabodhi Karuna Charitable Hospital, Choglamsar

CEC Gyalson inspects dedicated COVID-19 Mahabodhi Karuna Charitable Hospital, Choglamsar


Found winter preparation in pathetic condition


Leh, 9 Nov:- The  Chairman/Chief Executive Councillors, LAHDC, Leh Tashi Gyalson today inspected dedicated COVID-19 Mahabodhi Karuna Charitable Hospital, Choglamsar and reviewed the facilities especially winter preparedness of the hospital in treating COVID-19 patients.

Nodal Officer COVID-19 Mahabodhi Hospital Dr. Dr. Angchuk, Medical Officer Dr. Chamba Laskit and Dr. Rinchen Dolma Consultant Anesthetist briefed CEC about the ongoing treatment of about 23 moderate COVID-19 patients admitted in the hospital.

While inspecting Mahabodhi Hospital, CEC found winter preparedness of hospital including heating system, running water system, dedicated power line, bathroom, toilet and other facilities in pathetic condition and directed MS SNM Hospital Leh to shift ICU patients of Mahabodi hospital immediately in the SNM Hospital Leh today.

To ensure basic facilities like heating system, running water and other facilities in the Mahabodi hospital in winter months, CEC directed Director Health Services UT Ladakh, Xen. Mechanical Division Leh, Xen Construction, Leh,  Xen. PDD Leh and other concerned officers to do all the needful on war footing   so that COVID patients could be treated in the hospital during winter months and directed doctors to update LAHDC, Leh about the progress of works on a daily basis.

CEC also directed CMO, Leh and MS SNM Hospital, Leh to place an order for procurement of ten (10) High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) machines immediately which is proving life saving for COVID-19 critical patients and also directed them to buy three (3) HFNC machines for the Leh Hospital  already procured by local COVID patients by their own expenses.   CEC also directed to bring all the doctors of Leh district under a common-pool for COVID-19 duty and also directed for engagement of additional Safawalas on contractual basis. 

Later, CEC visited Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre Choglamsar office where Vice President MIMC Padmashri Morup Namgyal on behalf of MIMC founder President Ven Bikkhu Sangasena and family welcomed CEC Gyalson and congratulated him for elected as new Chairman of LAHDC, Leh. 

CEC Gyalson on behalf of LAHDC, Leh extended his heartfelt gratitude and thanks to MIMC founder President Ven Bikkhu Sangasena and their family for their extraordinary social service in Ladakh and for dedicating their hospital for COVID-19 patients since seven months with their dedicated staff. He assured that LAHDC Leh will explore all possible ways to compensate Mahabodi Hospital, the services of their doctors and staff during the pandemic sacrificing their routine health services in income.   

Director Health Services UT Ladakh Dr. Phunchok Angchuk,  CMO, Leh Dr. Motup Dorjey, Medical Superintendent SNM Hospital Leh Dr. Norzin Angmo, Senior Doctor SNM Hospital Dr. Morup and Xen. Mechanical Division Leh Jaswant Singh accompanied CEC during the inspection of Mahabodi Hospital.




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