‘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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Rabies outbreak under control in Phuentsholing and Samphelling

The disease was first reported in January 25 The rabies outbreak in the four villages of Phuentsholing and Samphellinggewogs in Chhukha has been brought under control, according to officials from the Regional Veterinary Hospital in Tsimasham. The disease was first reported in January 25. Ahalley and Majuwa in PhuentsholingGewog and Pana B and Rangeytung in […]

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Bhutanese organic essential oil hits the market

Kingdom Essences began with the motive to support the Nubi Menjong Nyamley Tshogdey (NMNT) in rural Trongsa comprising about 150 households by helping with income generation through value addition of local produce. Kingdom Essences (K.Essences) are tiny bottles of natural local made-in-Bhutan essential oils. The products include caraway essential oil which is good for seasonal […]

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Potato price soars, farmers happy

Farmers this year are content with the potato prices which have soared overtime. The price reached up to Nu 35/kg at the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited’s (FCB) Phuentsholing auction yard this week. Of different potato varieties categorized into small, medium and large, the auction price ranged from Nu 9.80 to Nu 34.30. The farmers […]

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