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MoH proposes to hire 100 foreign nurses for JDWNRH

The Health Ministry has put up a proposal to the Cabinet to hire 100 foreign nurses to meet the growing shortfall and high attrition rate in the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) hospital. The Health Minister Tandin Wangchuk said that as of January 2024 the attrition rate for …

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Voters ask PDP to keep its Saturday off promise

Teachers concerned over IWP The Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) Minister, Yeezang D Thapa, provided an update on the Individual Work Plan (IWP) for teachers and the directive to keep Saturday classes off as the deadline for finalizing these decisions approached. The MoESD Minister mentioned that the ministry …

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Appointment overload at JDWNRH

Most of the patients at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) are generally appreciative of the assistance they receive from the health workers. However, a significant number of individuals seeking services, such as Computed Tomography Scan (CT scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and ultrasound are expressing frustration over …

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Journalists ask if media is just for the sake of publicity at CSO meet

On February 14th, Save the Children Bhutan, in partnership with Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI) and Renew, launched a transformative EU-funded initiative titled “Towards Empowering Bhutanese CSOs for Good Governance and Inclusive Development.” The event witnessed the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including the Speaker of the National Assembly and representatives from …

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Dissatisfaction rises among Bhutanese applicants toward education consultancy and placement firms

In the pursuit of dreams abroad, Bhutanese individuals find themselves entangled in the complexities of education consultancy firms, where promises often mask the stark realities. Through the lens of 23-year-old Sonam’s journey, she unravels the challenges shaping the experiences of those seeking educational and professional opportunities abroad: “These consultancies treat …

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People demand to keep Saturday as a holiday

The Ministry of Education and Skills Development has to finalize the validity of doing away with Saturday classes which is one of the ten directives issued by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to be finalized by the 1st of March. However, as soon as the four executive and ten directives …

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