Usha Drukpa

JDWNRH to ban food from outside

Will provide Therapeutic diet to patients Jigme Dorji National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) will soon be providing meals according to patients’ requirements. Medical Superintendent of JDWNRH, Dr. Gosar Pemba said it will take at least another six months. It is in the pipeline. “When we are able to do that we …

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The controversy over Antibiotics prescription

The misuse of antibiotic happens knowingly or unknowingly by the people. In some cases, even the health staff are known to give antibiotics under the pressure from the patients, for even the common cold. Medical Superintendent of JDWNRH, Dr Gosar Pemba, said antibiotics are used to prevent mainly bacterial infection …

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Only three Pathologists in country impact diagnosis

1 from military, 1 expatriate pathologist and 1 civilian pathologist The shortage of specialists in a few departments in Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) is still a concern. Especially in the departments of Pathology, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology and Dermatology. The medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Gosar Pemba said …

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Talking about suicide gives an opportunity to save a life

Call 112 for support through tough times As per the National Suicide Prevention Program (NSPP) record, for the last 2 years, there were suicide incidents reported in all 20 dzongkhags. 88 percent of suicide deaths have occurred in rural areas with 66 percent among married person and those with less …

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JDWNRH collecting morphine from other hospitals

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNHR) has started collecting morphine tablets from other hospitals in the country. A shortage of controlled drugs including morphine, which is used on cancer patients to relieve pain, has raised concerns among the health officials at JDWNRH. The controlled drugs are Morphine, Pethidine, Fentanyl, …

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No separate budget for special education

There are no specialized teachers for effective teaching The only inclusive school in Thimphu, Changangkha Middle Secondary School (CMSS), is in need of specialized teachers and a separate budget for the education of the special needs students. The Principal of CMSS, Nyendo, said the school does not have a separate …

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