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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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ARI outbreak in Sangkama, Mongar

The Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Jurmey gewog in Mongar was alerted of an Acute Respiratory Illness (ARI) outbreak after a number of people contracted the disease in Sangkama chiwog in Mongar under Jurmey gewog last week. The count is more than 25 cases of ARI. Located around twelve kilometers …

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15 Dengue fever cases in Phuentsholing so far

More than 15 cases of dengue fever were reported in Phuentsholing regional hospital since the beginning of this month. A health official said that a patient with a severe case of dengue has been referred to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) due to inter abdominal bleeding. Although …

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Suspected rabies outbreak in Sarpang

The Chuzaygang Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Sarpang is seeing an increasing number of patients fearing a rabies outbreak. Around ten people came in for check up at the BHU after being in contact with a carcass of a rabid dog starting from 24th June onwards. It is reported that …

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60.4 percent of households own land

The Population and Housing Census of Bhutan (PHCB) 2017 reveals that of the 158,513 regular Bhutanese households in the country, 60.4 percent of the households are land holders. The types of land include dry land, wet land, orchard, cardamom, khimsa (housing plot) in urban area, khimsa in rural area and …

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Most women opt out of epidural for childbirth

Of the 4,000 babies delivery in JDWNRH in the last couple of years, only 2.2 percent or 238 of the mothers took epidural analgesia or anesthesia. This comes despite the fact that an epidural is provided for free of cost and is given as an option to every expectant mother. …

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