Usha Drukpa

No plans yet for Bhutan to be an ILO member: Labour Minister

During the Question Hour Session of the National Assembly, Member of Parliament (MP) from Pangbang, Dorji Wangdi raised question to Labour Minister Ugyen Dorji on the employment issue. Pangbang MP said beside growing number of national unemployment problems in the country, overseas employment has been plagued with a host of …

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NC exempts 15 Dzongkhags from SDF fee

NC also adopted the Tourism Levy and Exemption Bill The Tourism Levy and Exemption Bill of Bhutan 2020 has been adopted by the National Council (NC) with 17 Member of Parliament (MP) of National Council (NC) supporting the Bill, 2 MPs not supporting and 2 abstained from voting. Leisure tourists …

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5,300 jobs created so far: MoLHR Minister

The Member of Parliament (MP) from Bardo-Trong, Gyambo Tshering, raised the issue of unemployment problem in the country during the National Assembly’s Question Hour session. The Labour and Human Resources Minister was asked to inform the House on the number of employment opportunities created thus far, and also the plans …

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ERS replaces proposed Employment and Livelihood Corporation

Although the Employment and Livelihood Corporation (ELC) is not in existence, however, the Labour and Human Resources Ministry expect that the Employment Responsibility System (ERS) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) council will deliver the mandate. During the question hour session in National Assembly, Nanong-Shumar MP, Lungten Namgyel, …

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JDWNRH working towards foreign accreditation for quality care

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) is working towards earning an accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH), based in India, to ensure quality care. NABH is a quality council of India. All the hospitals in India are accredited by NABH. There are around …

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Number of patients referrals abroad reduced due to new services in JDWNRH

With the introduction of radiation therapy, chemotherapy and other services in Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), patients referred outside has reduced, especially for cancer patients. The patients with major diseases, like cancer, heart diseases including both adult and pediatric, and renal diseases including transplants were referred outside including …

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