An aide to the Dalai Lama says the Tibetan spiritual leader has been released from a hospital in and moved to Tibetan Children's Village Youth Hostel in New Delhi, nearly a week after being treated for gallstones.
The Dalai Lama's spokesman told reporters Thursday that the 73-year-old Buddhist leader had fully recovered and would resume his travel plans later this month.
"You have seen with your own eyes the His Holiness' condition. He is absolutely fine. After the successful gallstone removal surgery and taking rest at the hospital itself, today, His Holiness moved to the TCV Youth Hostel." says Secretary Chhime Rinzin Choekyapa.
The Dalai Lama was admitted to the hospital last Thursday suffering from abominal pains. He underwent laproscopic surgery the following day to remove gallstones (deposits of cholesterol or calcium salts in the gallbladder).
In August, he canceled a few overseas trips after seeking medical treatment for what was described as "abdominal discomfort" -- a symptom of gallstones.
While in hospital, the President and Prime Minister of India sent their wishes for the quick recovery of His Holiness. Representing Govt. of India, the Foreign Minister also met Dalai Lama. Said His Holiness' Secretary Chhemi Rinzin.
Secretary also said that His Holiness will return to Dharamsala after taking rest for four or five days in Delhi. There is no change in His Holiness' schedule.