Dalai Lama undergoes successful gallstone removal surgery

October 10th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Oct.10 (ANI): A surgery on the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama to remove a gallstone, has ended successfully, his spokesman said.
Chhime Chhoekyapa said the surgery was a “simple routine procedure”.
The Dalai Lama was admitted to hospital in New Delhi on Thursday, days after a medical check-up cleared him to resume foreign travel.
In August, the 73-year-old Dalai Lama was admitted to a Mumbai hospital and underwent tests for abdominal discomfort.
Doctors advised him to cancel a planned trip to Europe and rest, saying he was suffering from exhaustion.
The Dalai Lama normally spends several months a year travelling the world to teach Buddhism and highlight the Tibetans” struggle for greater freedom in China. (ANI)

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