BUSINESS

JDWNRH identifies 83 staff and 6 teams to manage COVID-19

17 doctors who have superannuated to help look after general OPD while doctors take care of COVID-19 patients Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has identified 83 staff to manage the COVID-19 patients, should there be an outbreak. Staff includes medical specialist, resident doctor, GDMO, pediatrician, pediatrician resident, general …

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HM Appoints new Secretaries and Ambassadors

His Majesty The King appointed two new secretaries and two new ambassadors, granting them Kabney and Patang on 11th March at RIGSS in Phuentsholing. Sangay Duba is the Cabinet Secretary. He was the Secretary General of the National Assembly of Bhutan. Karma Tshering is the Secretary of the Ministry of …

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Businesses in discomfort due to the global corona virus outbreak

Word has been travelling at alarming rates in the country through social media, hearsay and many other forms about corona virus since its accelerating threat has had everyone on their toes. Entrepreneurs in particular are expecting some change in the market and import trends, as many wholesalers and retailers’ livelihood …

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RBP gets cases of people deceived through online advertisement

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has been receiving many cases on deceptive practice through online advertisement where the suspects post various items for sale online through social media platforms, like WeChat and Facebook. Thimphu police received six cases in connection to online deceptive practices in 2019. There was involvement of six …

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NC votes to do away with additional Nu 5 mn budget for NA

On 18 February, the National Council (NC) made the recommendation to the National Assembly (NA) to do away with the supplementary budget of Nu 5 million (mn) which was added on 11 February by the Economics and Finance Committee’s recommendation for Parliamentary Committees and Secretariat Services of the NA. Of …

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Nu 5.15 mn to 48 medalists for SAG games

The Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) awarded the Sports Excellence Award (SEA) to the medal winners of the 13th South Asian Games held from 1st to 10th December, 2019 in Nepal. The Secretary General of the BOC, Mr. Sonam Karma Tshering congratulated the medal winners and encouraged them to be more determined …

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