A medical team from Singapore was invited by the Dalai Lama to Ladakh in India to help treat the locals. The Dalai Lama was in Ladakh giving religious lessons to locals and invited the team to join him during this period. Ladakh is situated deep in the Himalayas, making it difficult for hospitals and health centres to obtain supplies. Hospitals are severely understaffed and lack adequate equipment to properly treat locals.
I was invited to document the week long medical camp and capture the experience and interaction between locals and the medical team. The medical team opened up a temporary clinic in a closed down hospital where locals could walk in and be seen by specialists in different medical fields. In addition to this, members of the team also gave talks to teach Ladakhis how to properly look after themselves and treat certain ailments.