Dengue cases cross 2,500 in Phuentsholing

Dengue fever has refused to subside in Phuentsholing as the cases detected have crossed over 2,500 till now. The Phuentsholing General Hospital has recorded more than 2,000 cases so far. 468 cases were detected in July and 931 in August. Cases are still being detected in Phuentsholing General Hospital  (PGH). Private diagnostic centers have also […]

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Bhutan and other countries in South-East Asia Region urged to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030

Bhutan and other countries in the South-East Asia Region have been urged to accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030 by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Countries need to expand vaccination, screening, detection and treatment services for everyone, everywhere to address the growing problem of cervical cancer,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director […]

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Dengue continues to rage on in Phuentsholing

Dengue fever in Phuentsholing continues to rage on. More than 40 cases are detected daily. The cases are however on the decline unlike in mid-August when more than 50 cases were detected daily. The lowest, eight cases, were detected on August 23. Till date, dengue cases have reached 1,400 in Phuentsholing. A few cases might […]

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Six-week-old baby dies after hours of ambulance wait at Largyab BHU

A six-week-old baby died at the Largyab Basic Health Unit (BHU II) in Dagana on Monday evening after almost hours of waiting for ambulance from Tsirang hospital to reach to the BHU. The baby girl was brought to the BHU in between 11 to 11:30am and breathed her last at around 6pm. The incident was […]

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First FDI in health sector inaugurated

The first Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)in health sector, Apollo Bhutan Institute of Nursing (ABIN) in Kabesa, Thimphu was inaugurated on July 18. The institute will provide diploma in general nursing and midwifery for three years and will start operations from August this year. “The institute will provide 100% employment in Apollo hospitals in India and […]

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Pasakha Industrial Estate in need of a fire brigade station and BHU

Pasakha Industrial Estate is one of the biggest Industrial hubs in the country where 36 registered heavy and medium industries are located. These industries have been contributing to the national economy through taxes and employment. However, the estate is still not equipped with a fire brigade station and Basic Health Unit (BHU) the need of […]

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Bhutan Help Society observes 20th Anniversary in Germany

The Ambassador of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels, Pema Choden, attended the 20th anniversary celebration of the Bhutan Help Society (BHS) last week in Constance, Germany. The formal event, from May 3 to 5, was opened with welcoming statements by Mr. Zeno Danner, Chief Administrative Officer of the District of Constance, and Dr. Wolfgang […]

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