AMDA Peace Clinic Opens in Bodhgaya, India
On Nov. 1st 2009, the opening ceremony of AMDA Peace Clinic was held in Bodhgaya, India, the world heritage site known as the Buddhist sanctuary. Attended by Dr. Shigeru Suganami, the president of AMDA, Dr. Kamath of AMDA India and Dr. Samarage of AMDA Sri Lanka, the ceremony welcomed the priests from neighboring temples, Japanese religious leaders and local residents to celebrate the completion of the facility.
Seven years from the initial planning, one Ayurvedic doctor from AMDA Sri Lanka is now stationed at the clinic in providing Ayurvedic treatments to the people in the region. The clinic aims to establish close ties with other medical facilities including that of Western medicine hence allowing further collaborations in the way of treatments. It is hoped that the cooperation with neighboring hospitals would strengthen the areas such as first aid upon patient-transfer and patients referral services.