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The earthquake of 14th April 2010 destroyed most buildings in Yushu. The Beneficial for All Medical Centre was so badly damaged that it could not be repaired.
As a consequence of this Medicine for Tibet is building a new Beneficial for All Clinic at the Chodrak Nunnery 2 hours from the city of Yushu in the countryside. Construction is to begin in the spring of 2011 when the weather is suitable for building.
Rinpoche Rabten will run this clinic in the same manner that he did the Yushu clinic, offering free medical treatment to those who cannot afford to pay for it. Medicine for Tibet will continue to fund the clinic with medicines and basic running costs.
Medicine for Tibet is funding the training of two Tibetan girls in traditional Tibet and Chinese medicine. They are now into their third year of training.
Medicine for Tibet is also funding a small school at the Nunnery
run by one of the nuns who teaches 15 students at present.
The ongoing funding of the Beneficial For All Medical Centre run by Rinpoche Rabten, the training of Tibetan and Chinese health workers, and the support of the Chodrak Nunnery school will be the primary focus of Medicine for Tibet for the immediate future.
Immediately after the earthquake Medicine for Tibet raised funds to help residents of Yushu buy food and basic necessities lost under the rubble that remained of their homes. Money was distributed by Rinpoche Rabten and Rinpoche Sonam Tenzin who travelled there for that purpose.
The current living situation of many Tibetan people in Yushu in tents. Most of the tents provided are not suitable for winter conditions. Medicine for Tibet has been active over the last months raising $7,000.00 to provide winter proof tents that have stoves in them to at least some of the displaced residents.