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Lightning strike hits 5

A nine-year old student was admitted in hospital after being electrocuted by a metal pole hit by a lightning strike in lower Goshi in Dagana on 12th March at around 4.30 pm. Four others were also admitted to hospital due to minor injuries caused by the same lightning  strike. The …

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ARI outbreak in Sherubling and Nangkhor schools

This week, the students in Sherubling Central School in Trongsa reported high fever, body ache and some other sickness like fatigue and cough. Following the high number of absentees in schools, it was confirmed that about more than 70 students were infected with Influenza-like illness (ILI) also known as acute respiratory infection …

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All BHUs to have periodic access to female health workers

Last year, the health ministry committed to provide at least one female health worker in all the 184 Basic Health Unit (BHU) by January 2018. To fulfill the commitment the ministry issued a transfer order for Health Assistants (HA) to go to BHUs lacking female health assistants. The ministry initially …

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STEM Olympiad to showcase scientific innovation

With aims to encourage scientific innovation and creativity among school children, the Science Technology Engineering Mathematic (STEM) Olympiad at a national-level returns this June. It is organized by Ministry of Education (MoE) in collaboration with Royal Education Council (REC). The program coordinator, Bhoj Raj Rai, said STEM Olympiad provides a …

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