A medical facility operated and managed by the nuns and volunteers of Druk Amitabha Mountain for the benefit of the community under the direction of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa.

Report by clinic nuns on recent burns course

Written by Jigme Konchok Lhamo

Just before some days there was a burn care course for all the doctors and nurse of Nepal. And one day also for the nuns of Druk Amitabha Mountain at Druk Pema Karpo Clinic. The first day was for the doctors of Kathmandu and the second day was for us. At first we introduced each other and we told them about Live to Love.

We taught them kungfu and they taught us yoga. In this way we got friendly. Then we started our course, we learned these things;

  • When we are cooking in the kitchen never wear loose clothes because loose clothes easily catch fire.
  • Be careful in the kitchen never put hot water or hot oil on the floor the kids will touch them because they are always playing, in this way child will get burned.
  • If the child is small they don’t know what hot water is and what happens if they touch it.
  • How people get burns; because of stove, because of lamp, because of chula (simple stove made of mud) and because of electricity and what to do if this accident happens.
  • How to improve safety to avoid dangers.
  • How to distinguish fire, how to save ourselves from fire, especially when we are alone. In this way we learned so many things. They showed us some pictures of the burnt patients it was really very scary when a person get burns.
  • If someone gets burnt don’t be afraid and say. Don’t run away just Stop! Drop! & Roll! And pour water on the wounded area until he/she gets comfortable.
  • This accident happens especially in villages because most of them use Chula and lamp which burns by kerosene oil.
  • Especially in remote areas they use these things and it’s very difficult for them, they often get burn wound and treatment is poor because they don’t have good medical facilities.
  • The doctors who came here were experts they were using the pipes and cardboard to make their arms and fingers straight. That is known as splinting.
  • And also taught us to do exercise for fingers and arms etc. And also told us that we need to make the patients happy. In this way our nuns got really interested and enjoyed the lessons.
Last Updated on 01 November 2010