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Candidates bring up pledges and social distancing in debate

Two Chhoekhor-Tang candidates, 42-year-old Dawa and 35-year-old Tenzin Norbu faced each other for a live debate on 29 October where they shared their commitments.   Dawa said, “I see my participation in the by-election as a rare opportunity where we don’t have to worry about who becomes the ruling and the …

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Both Chhoekhor-Tang candidates have a plethora of pledges

Dawa, representing Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Tenzin Norbu representing Druk Phuensum Tshogpa have made a common pledge in enhancing road connectivity in the constituency. Dawa made pledges in various sector but in the area of roads, he pledged to blacktop the 18 km Chhoekhor-Toed Gewog center to Narphel road, …

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MoH to launch mass testing for NCDs

Apart from public concerns and COVID-19 interventions, the Health Minister yesterday highlighted an equally extensive shared concern of the Health Ministry which is in terms of the number of Non-Communicable Disease (NCD), which have not shown any major differences as compared to the past statistics. She said that one of …

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Tobacco use on the rise among the Youth finds STEPS Survey

Bhutan witnessed an increased burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) both in terms of morbidity and mortality. As per the Bhutan STEPS Survey, the rise of NCDs has been driven primarily by four major risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity and unhealthy diets. Reducing these modifiable risk …

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ECCD Evaluation Report has important findings

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the lives across the world and impacted the wellbeing of children and families. Particularly worrying is the unprecedented disruption of learning for all children, including preschool children, due to school and Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centers closure. In Bhutan, ECCD centers have been …

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