Dharamsala Practices Emergency Transportation of Dalai Lama to Hospital

The district administration of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s residence in India, Dharamshala has carried out a mock drill of transporting him to the hospital in case of any medical emergencies. The mock drill was carried out between the His Holiness’s residence in McLeod Ganj and Tanda Hospital in lower Dharamshala on Tuesday.

“The district administration today carried out a mock drill to evacuate the Dalai Lama in case of medical emergency. Roads were blocked and ambulances under police protection rushed from McLeodganj to Tanda medical college.” said the report published in the Tribune India on Tuesday.

The report added that the movement of ambulances in a VIP caravan fueled rumours regarding the health of the Dalai Lama. People and media persons made frantic calls to the authorities to enquire about the well-being of the Dalai Lama. SP, Kangra, Santosh Patial clarified that it was a mock drill to evacuate the Dalai Lama in case of medical emergency.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is reaching the age of 84 this July will now been keeping lesser public engagements in order to obtain more time to rest. Although there will be continued programs from the Tibetan spiritual leader, it will be reduced to a more comfortable schedule. In addition to that, his too has considered changing the process of people seeking His Holiness audience.

Earlier last month, the Tibetan spiritual leader was rushed to the Max hospital in New Delhi following a chest infection. While His Holiness was perfectly recovered after getting admitted to at the hospital for three days, people have begun to show more concern with regard to this health. However, during the recent long life prayers offering made by the entire Tibetans to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he reasserted that he will be able to live above the age of 110.

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