Dalai Lama admitted to hospital, discharged

February 2nd, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Dharamsala, Feb 2 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was admitted to Apollo Hospital in New Delhi Monday and discharged later, his aide said.”This morning (Monday) His Holiness (the Dalai Lama) was admitted to Apollo Hospital after complaining of a mild discomfort in one of his arms,” Tenzin Taklha, a senior aide to the leader, told IANS by phone. He is accompanying the Buddhist monk.

He said the spiritual guru was discharged in the evening after tests. “He is now fine… no need to worry,” he said.

The Dalai Lama will start his Europe visit Feb 8.

The Dalai Lama, 73, was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi Oct 9, 2008, where he underwent a gall bladder surgery. He left the hospital Oct 16.

In August last year, the Dalai Lama was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai twice with abdominal discomfort.

The Dalai Lama has lived in India since fleeing his homeland in 1959 after a Chinese army crackdown. His government-in-exile, which is not recognised by any country, is based here.

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