DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

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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Media Council formed

The Prime minister during the weekly Friday meet congratulated the media for the formation of the Media Council along with the Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) and the Media Council Members. Lyonchhen said now that every possible legal support is in place the time is to take things forward …

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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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