Medical Center in Katsel, Tibet

The following article is from the Autumn, 1996 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.


Pittsburgh Friends of Tibet is entering into the final phase of their Katsel Medical Dispensary project. They need to raise an additional $8000 to reach their final goal of $50,000.

The group is building a fully equipped medical care unit for 170 school children and the villagers of Katsel, Tibet. Basic care will be offered in both Western and traditional Tibetan medicine. Illnesses to be treated include common skin infections, dysentery, tuberculosis, anemia, arthritis, stomach disorder, ear and throat infections, and malnutrition. Simple injuries will be treated and childhood immunizations given.

Katsel is in critical need of this medical center. The walls, floor, and roof of the building have been constructed, but the solar panels and the water and plumbing systems still must be purchased and installed. The three-room structure will be completely solar-powered for heat and electricity. Please send your tax-deductible donation to: Pittsburgh Friends of Tibet, Inc., 514 Gilmore Avenue, Trafford, PA 15085-1144. ä_æ

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