THE NATION

Premature birth as biggest cause of newborn deaths

The main cause of neonatal death in the country is prematurity birth. Ministry of Health (MoH) found the conditions associated with prematurity are birth asphyxia, sepsis, congenital malformation, aspiration and other conditions. Every year, MoH comes out with the annual maternal and newborn death report, and it found that more …

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Familiarization visit of Bhutanese journalists to India

A 15-member group of young Bhutanese journalists representing the spectrum of the audio-visual and print media of Bhutan have embarked on a familiarization visit to India (Delhi, Bodh Gaya and Mumbai) from 17-23 November 2019. During this visit, which coincided with the visit of  Foreign Minister of Bhutan to India, …

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JDWNRH to have centralized admission for patients

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has introduced a Central Admission for inpatients, from 11 November, to ease the admission process and bed management system. Deputy Superintendent of Nursing, JDWNRH, Tshering Dema, said JDWNRH is a 350 bedded hospital. The increase in different services and increase in the emergency …

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Nu 1 billion flagship program for organic farming with Sikkim in mind

Recognizing the importance of organic farming to the environment, sustainable livelihood, health and nutrition, the government launched the National Organic Flagship Program in July 2019. The task force members under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) drafted the proposal on supporting organic sector development towards enhanced food security and …

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