His Holiness leaves hospital after successful treatment

Tibetans greet His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his arrival at the Tibetan youth hostel in New Delhi on 16 October 2008. Photos: Jigme Tsering, tibetonline.tv

New Delhi: His Holiness the Dalai Lama has successfully completed his medical treatment and left Sir Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi this morning at 9 a.m.

“He is absolutely fit to go to back home,” said, Dr Pradeep Chaubey, gastro-surgeon at the hospital.

Coming out of the hospital, His Holiness said: “I am extremely happy with the treatment given and I had a pleasant stay here.”

US hospitals like John Hopkins and many others had offered treatment to His Holiness but he chooses to do the operation here, Chaubey said.

His Holiness received a warm welcome from the staff members and students on his arrival at the Tibetan youth hostel, where he will rest for few days before returning to Dharamshala.

–Report filed by Mr Jigme Tsering, tibetonline.tv

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