New dialysis unit eases pressure on JDWNRH dialysis center

A newly opened dialysis unit (the center does not want to be named) at Changzamtok is now helping patients in need of dialysis treatment. Currently, there are 146 patients registered at the unit with one doctor and 24 staff. An additional four machines have arrived and soon they are going to be in operation. At […]

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Facemasks and hand sanitizers run out due to COVID-2019 scare

Thimphu city is running short of face masks and hand sanitizers even as panic breaks out among the residents with an American tourist detected with COVID-2019 yesterday.  People are worried about an outbreak and they are rushing to every medical shop. Due to a shortage of hand sanitizers, people are even using alcohol products like […]

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Measures in place to combat possible corona virus outbreak: MoH

With the corona-virus scare in the region, the Ministry of Health has put up a contingency plan in place to cope up with the disease by setting up isolation rooms in Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), the Old Mother and Child Health Unit and Gidagom hospital. The authorities concerned have assured that they […]

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More than 15 tourists cancel their trip because of corona virus scare

In the wake of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declaration of the novel corona virus outbreak as a global health emergency, more than 15 tourists have cancelled their trip to Bhutan as of Friday. According to Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) those tourists are from China, Singapore and Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Australia. The tourists […]

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Yoga services for public to open in Phuentsholing Hospital

Phuentsholing General Hospital will start providing Sorig-Zhiney and Yoga service for the general public from this month. The hospital is currently training health workers to provide the service to the people. Sorig-Zhiney, is a non-medical services approach for mental, spiritual and physical wellness. It will be provided to the patients and interested general public. With […]

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Physically challenged friendly footpaths being built in P/ling

Phuentsholing Thromde has now installed disabled friendly tactile paving which will enable easy movement for the physically challenged. Tactile paving (also called Tenji blocks, truncated domes, detectable warnings, tactile ground surface indicators, tactile walking surface indicators, or detectable warning surfaces) is a system of textured ground surface indicator found on footpaths, stairs and train station […]

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Allowance for mother and child healthcare to be given from February

The government will implement accelerating mother and child healthcare-1000 golden day plus allowance by February this year, according to the health minister, Dechen Wangmo. Recently the cabinet approved Nu 1.8bn to accelerate mother and child healthcare allowance for next five years. The program earlier was called maternity allowance and breastfeeding allowance. Now it has been […]

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15 specialists from Bangladesh to arrive by mid-February

Fifteen specialists from Bangladesh are expected to arrive in the country by mid-February this year. This will address the shortage of medical specialists in the country. Health minister Dechen Wangmo told Business Bhutan that with the current health facility and services there is a shortage of around 60% specialists in the country. However, with the […]

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Integrated health screening for elderly citizens on the cards

Now, elderly people who visit the nearest health centers can undergo holistic medical screening. The service enables the health workers to identify various medical complications through different procedures without having the patients to travel long distances unnecessarily. Until now, most of the health staffs particularly in the remote areas have been treating the particular complaints […]

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