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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‘Mental health is ignored the world over, not just in Bhutan’

Dr. Chencho Dorji, Bhutan’s first psychiatrist and recipient of the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship award talks to Business Bhutan’s senior reporter Chencho Dema on the country’s mental health landscape and issues plaguing the happy country. He is currently a professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Post-Graduate Medicine, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan. […]

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Bhutan and UN’s FAO develop five year plan to improve food and nutrition security

Bhutan and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations have developed a five-year Country Programming Framework (CPF) on technical cooperation and partnership to improve food and nutrition security in Bhutan last week. The CPF is also designed to help safeguard and sustainably manage the uses of the country’s natural resources as well […]

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Rabies outbreak in Rongthong and Kanglung contained

A rabies outbreak in Rongthong and Kanglung in Trashigang are under control, officials from the Regional Livestock Department Center (RLDC) in Kanglung confirmed. The outbreak in Kanglung, considered a major disease outbreak in recent times, has been brought under control. However, the veterinary doctors in Kanglung are still monitoring the situation since the outbreak of […]

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Toxicology laboratory finally begins operation

Despite the plan to establish a the toxicology laboratory for the last 10 years, the laboratory finally sees the light of day from January this year In what comes as a relief to ascertain from natural death to drug overdose, the much-awaited forensic toxicology laboratory has finally become functional at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National […]

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Nurses, technicians disgruntled as JDWNRH freezes EOL

The committee decided to freeze EOL because of the acute shortage of staffs in the hospital The recent circular from the HR Management and Development Division of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) dated 28th February on freezing of Extraordinary Leave (EOL) for technicians and nurses has not gone down well with these […]

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