The main goal of PCA is to ensure that those in critical condition, including those in need of intensive surgery, get priority treatment.
PCA is currently advised by His Eminence Professor Samdhong Rinpoche and Venerable Lama Lobsang. In order to ensure the success of the organization, seven full-time PCA employees are also required, including:
- Director (Sonam Wangyal)
- Manager/Programme coordinator
- Head of the Field Work
- 3x Field Workers
This will allow PCA to provide the high standard of medical care that all humans deserve.
Treatment will mainly be arranged at government hospitals in Delhi, including All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases Delhi, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, and Safdarjung Hospital. These hospitals offer some free treatment and charge only minimal rates for major surgeries, while providing world class medical care.
Once we obtain our own facility, we will have a variety of volunteers, including much needed doctors, nurses, social workers, medical students, and English speakers, who will come from around India as well as abroad to support PCA.
Ideally, this project will provide all Tibetans living in exile with proper medical treatment, regardless of their age, gender, and socioeconomic status. In addition to the medical services, we will provide education in hygiene in multiple languages: Tibetan, English, and Hindi. PCA will also provide awareness education in: Tibetan medicine, sexual health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and overall preventative care that accords with the Buddhist lifestyle. Education in these crucial areas would help Tibetans to avoid developing critical medical conditions.