Kidney related diseases on rise


With the annual mortality rate of 13%, the number of patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease has seen a substantial increase over the years according to health statistics. From 42 patients in 2007 to 62 in 2010 annual cases are now around 160 annually. “The most common cases are infection …

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MoH issues warning after Dengue outbreak


With the onset of monsoon season, there have been the ‘Outbreak’ of Dengue Fever in Phuntsholing, Samtse and Samdrupjongkhar. All reported cases are being treated and onsite outbreak surveillance has been carried out by the Royal Center for Disease Control (RCDC), District Health Sectors and the Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme …

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156 Thimphu students take up summer farming

A total of 156 students from various schools in Thimphu have signed up to participate in the School Agriculture Program and spend their summer break experiencing the life of a farmer. Agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji said the program will introduce youth to farming practices and expressed his appreciation to students …

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DNT consulting lawyers on FI issue

The DNT in a new release said it has started consulting legal experts and lawyers for the next course of action to protect the Constitution and resolve this national issue to its logical conclusion in a harmonious way on the Fiscal Incentives issue. DNT said stands firm that the government …

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Yet to decide on Nima Tshering: DNT

The Druk Namrup Tshogpa (DNT) has said they would consider whether or not to take in Nima Tshering as a party member and candidate after they hear his side of the story and get the facts straightened out. A former DNT member, Nima Tshering is accused of using an optical …

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