For the first several years of The Himalayan Health Project’s efforts to bring urgently needed basic medical care to the people of Ladakh, we took large teams of dentists, ophthalmologists and women’s health care specialists to some of the most remote locations in the Himalayas. These first medical expeditions were extremely beneficial, but not sustainable…read more
The Lamdon Clinic
Located on the campus of Lamdon School in Leh, Ladakh, The Lamdon Clinic is the culmination of eight years of progress that has been made by the dedicated volunteer doctors and staff of The Himalayan Health Project towards the ultimate goal of assuring world class medical health care to every resident of Ladakh. From our first efforts of bring dental teams from Singapore, the USA and New Zealand to Ladakh for short term, but enormously productive camps that we set up in some of the most remote locations in the world, our clinic now has fully functional, world class dental, vision and woman’s health care capabilities.
Dedicated to the memory and spirit of Mr Roy Kite, the Lamdon Clinic is now “Basecamp” for the far reaching and ambitious goals of The Himalayan Health Project. We can now take screening teams of physicians to every isolated village location in this spectacular Himalayan region and provide examination, education and transportation back to our main clinic complex for any man, woman or child that requires medical treatments that we can provide. Those suffering with conditions that require surgical repair or treatments beyond our capabilities will be evacuated to New Delhi or Hyderabad where we have alliances with hospitals that can provide world class treatments or rehabilitative care for almost any condition.
Our dental clinic has four fully functional and autonomous treatment chairs in addition to two separate cleaning, scaling and dental hygiene stations When we host large teams of dental volunteers, we can add 2>3 additional temporary stations to maximize our productivity potential. We now have full radiology capability in addition to all the basic dental treatment and repair facilities. Our mandate of "Extraction as a last resort" is supported by full endodontic equipment and supplies. There are virtually no logistical limitations to the treatment we can bring to bear for the welfare of our patients.
We are constructing a major new addition to the clinic complex in order to create one of the most well equipped vision health care facilities in North India. Our alliance with the prestigious LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad will enable us to host regular teams of their skilled surgeons and ophthalmologists to complement our local staff of optometry technicians that were sent to LVPEI for extensive training. Construction of the new vision clinic is scheduled for completion in July, 2015 when we will install all of our extensive inventory of world class quality diagnostic & treatment equipment into the new facility.
To complement our strategy of sending screening teams of vision, dental and women's health care specialists out to every remote village in Ladakh for education and diagnostic identification of maladies that can be treated successfully back at the main clinic complex, we have three vehicles for physician and patient transport.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama blesses Lamdon clinic - Tibet Television