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No accountability fixed in JDWNRH babies case

A bacterial infection outbreak at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) which caused the death of 11 newborns is being looked into by the hospital. The hospital acknowledged the cause of infection to be hospital acquired infection and said it is now taking …

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Every solution revolves around the economy: DPT

“Whichever party comes to power, we should never, or in any way, threaten our national security and sovereignty, and this concern should be at the top of everybody’s mind,” said the Druk Phuensum Tshogpas (DPT) President, Pema Gyamtsho. He said the DPT’s key concern would be strengthening peace, unity and …

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Acute Gastroenteritis outbreak in Kunzangling Central School

After a group of students in Kunzangling Central School in Tashiyangtse complained of diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal cramps this week, eleven of the students were admitted to the Tashiyangtse hospital at once, after which three were referred out the next day. Identifying the similarity in the symptoms, the hospital confirmed, …

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ARI outbreak infects around 170 in Sengdhyen LSS in Samtse

An outbreak of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) has been reported this week in Sengdhyen Lower Secondary School in Dorokha, Samtse with total of 171 people infected so far. This includes three villagers and a few teachers in the school. The first case was reported among 20 students last Saturday, after …

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First case of Brucellosis detected in Paro

The first case of Brucellosis, which is a very uncommon disease in a country, has been detected in Paro. Tests were carried on a patient who complained of having a fever and body aches for months. The blood sample from the infected person has been sent to the Royal Centre …

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