Dolma Sherpa is a SMD alumna who finished her paramedic training in Kathmandu. After working as a teacher at SMD School for a couple years, she recently had the opportunity to go to Tsum Valley in the Gorkha district to work as a Health Assistant at the Compassion Health Centre. Read more about her impact at the clinic…
I had a most remarkable experience that I will cherish forever, working as a Health Assistant (paramedic) in the Compassion Health Centre in Lamagaun, Tsum Valley. I made very deep connections with the patients and people there. They are so loyal, friendly, understanding and kind.
I treated more than a thousand patients during my four months stay, among them pregnant women, and many cases of diarrhea, pneumonia and hypertension. I am proud that I was able to be so useful. They were so pleased that I could speak Tibetan, which is very similar to their own dialect. I think it’s very important for them to communicate in their own language.
What made me sad was that critically ill patients like pregnant women with complications or poison cases often don’t survive because the only option for them is to hire a helicopter, which is very expensive.
I am thankful to the founder and all the sponsors who support the Compassion Health Centre in Tsum. It changes lives of people who are struggling in darkness where there is no health care.
Visit Compassion Project to find out more about the Health Centre and future project plans.