Delek House – A home for referred patients
In order to meet the need of an affordable accommodation longing for those Tibetan patients undergoing treatment in Chandigarh, Delek administration decided to construct a house close to PGI in Chandigarh to accommodate the needy patients.
With funding from Choyulpa family in Switzerland, in loving memory of their parents, and luckily a land contribution from the President of the Tibetan Children’s Village, Delek was able to build onto an already existing TCV’s building close to PGI, to include two-story Delek patient’s hostel which is now in operation.
It was inaugurated by the Choyulpa family and was later blessed by HH the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche. It was opened to patients from 1st of May 2019 on a first come first serve basis with a nominal room rent and is running well.
Currently the hostel is being run by two full time qualified nursing staff whose duty includes coordinating patient referrals from Delek, making appointments and accompanying patients to the hospital. They also collect laboratory and image reports and even after patients leave Chandigarh they help with follow ups which are crucial. Above this busy schedule they also take care of the patient hostel maintenance.