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No more ill fitting wheel chairs for the disabled


With the financial and technical support from United State Agency for International Development (USAID), Health Volunteer Overseas (HVO), Management and Science for Health (MSH), and in collaboration with the Physiotherapy Unit, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), the Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health organized Wheelchair Service Training …

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PM in Mongar Gewog

In Mongar Gewog Lyonchhen said that he is aware of the water shortage problem in Mongar Gewog due to the increasing number of households and water sources drying up. He said that it is the government’s responsibility to help ease water problem by building water tanks and pipelines; but it …

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Big Deficiency In Mental Health Care

Bhutan’s suffers from a major deficiency when to comes to mental health care with an acute shortage of specialised professionals and facilities, according to the health system review report. The country has only four psychiatrists, no specialised child and adolescent psychiatrists and no psychiatric hospitals or beds. The need for …

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Govt evacuating students and monks from strike hit hills

The Education Minister Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said that given the ongoing strike in Darjeeling, Kurseong, Kalimpong and also its effect on Sikkim the government was evacuating students and monks from the hills. The minister said that the excellent ties between the two countries also local authorities at the state and …

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Losses of State Mining Corporation improves

The State Mining Corporation Limited (SMCL) reduced its first year operational losses to Nu 3.89 million in 2016 mainly from the sale of 1000 metric tonnes (MT) of coal to Dungsam Cement from the Habrang coalmine, according to a press release from the company. The press released stated that production …

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