MISSION STATEMENT


MISSION STATEMENT

Patient Care Trust provides a comprehensive medical assistance service that ensures all Tibetans have access to safe and affordable quality medical care, regardless of the severity of their health conditions or socioeconomic status.

OVERVIEW OF PATIENT CARE TRUST

Background: Currently, many Tibetans living in exile lack adequate finances to meet their daily needs of living such as rent, food, and transportation. Due to such financial hardship, families are often rendered helpless when a family member becomes seriously ill.  Seeking treatment in a new city can be confusing, expensive and discouraging. Even for those fortunate enough to be able to cover medical expenses, navigating the Indian medical system can be very complex and risky. Moreover, Even making appointments to see specialist doctors in the reputable government hospitals in time is often impossible. Expertise and specialized services are necessary and often crucial for patients who have been misdiagnosed and mistreated. Both Tibetans who are newcomers to India and those born in India face these issues. Yet Tibetan newcomers face the most obstacles. Read More…

 

Story: Mr. Sonam Wangyal, a consultant in Majnu Ka Tilla, New Delhi, has witnessed firsthand the dire circumstances facing Tibetans in exile seeking medical assistance. As a Tibetan refugee, he struggled with this horrifying reality. As so many Tibetans came to him in perilous situations, he soon learned that his position in the public medical system could aid patients in booking appointments with the best doctors. As stated above in section three, seeing specialists can be almost impossible. However, Mr. Wangyal is able to use his experiences to quickly organise treatment in those most reliable government hospitals. His position as an influential adviser in his community enables him to find sources of financial support for the poorest families and patients. Yet, due to limited resources, there remain more patients in need of help than he is currently able to assist. Read More…

OBJECTIVES

Patient Care Trust’s (PCT) immediate objective is to provide access to medical care for Tibetans-in-exile in India who otherwise could not afford treatment. We will oversee complete care for the patients, including appointment and treatment assistance, translation and transportation, follow-ups, fundraising, and appropriate accommodation during treatment. PCT will help patients navigate the medical system in Delhi, no matter how far we must travel to do so. Our services will include providing information about medical care and making contact with qualified doctors in the most reliable government hospitals. These hospitals are the best in India and some of the best in Asia. They are located 20 to 30 kilometers away from the Tibetan colony of Majnu Ka Tilla, New Delhi. Read More…

 

CASE EXAMPLES

Since 2012, PCT founder, Mr. Wangyal and his team have taken on the cases of more than 2000 vulnerable patients under the honorable guidance of PCT’s advisors, His Eminence, Professor Samdhong Rinpoche and Lama Lobsang. Almost all of the patients have either been cured or are currently undergoing treatment. Additionally, Mr. Wangyal, with the assistance of Tso Pema Non-Profit, was able to help more than 75 families and 30 individuals make Tibetan Medical System (TMS) payments. He also has raised funds for the treatments of many other poor patients who could not afford care. This work has also included treatments of at least seven patients with serious brain tumors who needed urgent operations. Some of these patients were diagnosed as terminal but ultimately underwent successful treatment. The case examples are listed in the drop-down menu box which also emphasizes a major shortcoming we presently face. There is no place for patients to stay during their treatment, meaning they risk losing their lives if they come from afar. Read More…

ESTIMATE BUDGET

A residential area is desperately needed to host the patients when they come from afar because there is currently no place to host poor and ill patients in Majnu Ka Tilla, Delhi. It has been challenging to find a place to house them during their operation, recovery, treatment, and follow-up. They need a place to look after themselves, get adequate rest, and have their relatives close as they undergo treatment. One of PCT’s immediate goals is to rent a space that the organisation can use for this purpose until we are able to build our own space. Our aim is to create an independent and secure building to accommodate patients as well as serve as an office and treatment facility. Thus, the development of this project includes purchasing land and building a self-standing service centre to meet the needs of the Tibetan-in-exile community. Read More…