Monday, 15 December 2008

Bhutan : New complex of JDWNRH inaugurated

December 14: The new Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital Complex was inaugurated today by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck.

Her Majesty was escorted to the new hospital complex in a traditional chibdrel ceremony. Her Majesty was accompanied by Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck.

Following the inaugural ceremony, Her Majesty made visited the new complex. The Health Minster Lyonpo Zangley Drukpa in his address said the new complex equipped with the state of art and latest equipments clearly manifests the level of socio-economic development that Bhutan has reached.
The Health Minister attributed Bhutan’s socio-economic development to the dynamic and enlightened leadership of our Kings.

Lyonpo also highlighted some of the challenges confronting the health sector. Acute shortage of medical professionals at all levels and inadequate budgetary provisions were pointed out as the two major constraints.

He said the ministry has taken interim measures to solve the human resource problem by recruiting doctors and specialists from outside. The 350-bed new hospital was constructed with financial assistance from the government of India.

Describing the project as a symbol of Indo-Bhutan friendship, India’s Ambassador Sudhir Vyas said the new hospital complex will enhance the country’s health care services and capacity.

The inauguration was also attended by cabinet ministers, the opposition leader, senior government officials and representatives of the international agencies.

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