Dalai Lama in hospital for test for arm discomfort

February 2, 2009 15:04

The Dalai Lama was taken to a New Delhi hospital for medical tests Monday after experiencing discomfort in his arms, his spokesman said. The 73-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader has had a number of health problems in recent months, which have interrupted his busy schedule of international travel to teach Buddhism and highlight the Tibetan struggle for more freedom under Chinese rule. "He has come down (to New Delhi) for some check ups after feeling a little discomfort in his arms," said his spokesman Tenzin Takhla, giving no further details. Takhla declined to say in which hospital he was being treated, but said he was scheduled to return Tuesday to Dharmsala, the north Indian town where he has his headquarters.

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