Govt. approves Nu 1.3bn for Health Flagship Program

After numerous deliberations, the government has finalized Health Flagship Program with an approved budget Nu 1.3bn at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday. The Health Flagship program focuses on the prevention, early screening and treatment of the three cancers – cervical, breast and stomach. The government also aims to take all basic diagnostic services to the […]

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Laya sees change in toilet habits after the first Royal Highland Festival

Sanitation was a major issue for Layaps and tourists visiting Laya four years back. Now major changes can be seen in the sanitation habits of the highlanders. Now Layaps have shifted to flush toilets and SATO pan from pit toilet. Laya is located 3,800m above sea level. Laya has a population of more than 1,000 […]

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90 dogs in Gidakom sterilized and vaccinated

With increasing complaints on the stray dog menace and growing public health risk owing to the same, the Department of Livestock (DoL) conducted a vaccination and sterilization program at Gidakom and Bjemina in Thimphu to stabilize the dog population. About 90 dogs (stray and pets) were sterilized and vaccinated in these two areas whereas a […]

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State-of-the-art eye care centre inaugurated

The Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck National Eye Centre was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck in Thimphu on Tuesday. The eye centre, named in honor of Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck, will be the state-of-the-art eye care centre, according to the health ministry. “This centre will […]

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5th International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences begins

The three-day International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (ICMHS) themed “Mental Health Matters: Everyone’s Responsibility” started yesterday in Thimphu. The conference would offer a platform for the national health professionals and international experts to share their knowledge and experience on mental health issues. It would also create awareness and discussion on challenges and opportunities […]

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Dengue cases resurface in P/ling

Dengue fever cases have resurfaced in Phuentsholing since September 16. After decline since September, the cases have again increased from September 16 after continuous downpour for three days. Eighty-nine cases were detected on September 16 followed by 42 on 17. Eighty and 54 cases were detected on September 18 and 19 respectively which means the […]

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Sprinkles to address childhood anemia and stunting

To address childhood anemia and stunting, the Ministry of Health, with support of UNICEF launched ‘Sprinkles’ – a micronutrient powder, which can be easily mixed at home to make food more nutritious for children. The powder will address childhood Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) and stunting.   Sprinkles, a blend of 15 vitamins and minerals packed in […]

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The New Muscle Factory: an upcoming franchise gym

A dream project, the most awaited New Muscle Factory with an investment of more than Nu eight crores is almost complete. Located near the pension colony behind Shopper’s store the two-storied gym is spread over 11,200sq.ft. It is one of the luxury gyms ever to be built in the country. Sangay Tsheltrim, former Mr. Asia, […]

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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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