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58% of health expen­diture goes in rimdo or puja, finds BLSS, 2017

The highest share of health related expenditure, 58 percent, went into conducting religious ceremonies (rimdo or puja) according to the Bhutan Living Standards Survey (BLSS) 2017, reflecting the strong affinity of Bhutanese towards spirituality and the centrality of spiritual support. Total transportation charges (for emergency and non-emergency) consti­tuted a fourth …

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What our workers are exposed to

More than 50 participants attended the seminar to develop a better understanding on the importance of safety and health in construction sites and to provide the foundation of the knowledge about health in construction sites. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and works and human settlement ministry organized the event learn …

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Final session of the NC

The closing ceremony of the 20th session of the National Council (NC) was graced by the Prime Minister, Speaker and Gyalpoi Zimpon on December 7. The Chairperson Thrizin Dasho Dr. Sonam Kinga in an emotional closing address reminded the members three valuable points commanded by His Majesty the King at …

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