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Health screening for civil servants from June next year

To promote a healthier lifestyle, all civil servants will have to undergo annual health screening from June next year. Chief programme officer with the Health Care and Diagnostic Division, at the health ministry, Tandin Dorji said that the ministry and the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) are working together to conduct annual health check-up for all civil servants after the commission wrote to the health ministry in June 2016. This was shared during the biennial health conference that concluded recently in Thimphu.

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Home ministry to review alleged fake truelku issue

Almost a month after the Trashigang dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) formally wrote to the home ministry and culture department, seeking intervention to authenticate the legitimacy of two individuals, who claim to be reincarnated spiritual leaders (truelkus), the home minister Dawa Gyaltshen acknowledged the receipt of the letter.

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Food security project to benefit 10,000 households

Agriculture minister and World Bank country director launch the project

A food security and agricultural productivity project launched yesterday is expected to benefit 10,000 households in five dzongkhags. Should the project prove successful, rice, vegetables, potatoes, cardamom, ginger and citrus production in these five dzongkhags would increase by 20 percent by 2022.

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68 % of healthcare providers satisfied with their job

About 68 percent of healthcare providers in Bhutan are satisfied with their job, according to a survey conducted by the health ministry. The survey was conducted this year to measure staff satisfaction level and its associated factors in healthcare facilities in the country. Salary and incentives, supervisor, workload, faculty management and infrastructure; training and opportunities, and stress management were used to assess health staff satisfaction in the country.

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His Majesty grants audience to DeSuups

His Majesty The King yesterday granted an Audience to the DeSuups who completed the 26th Batch DeSuung training programme from Tencholing. The 111 men and 14 women volunteers completed the two-week training, which ended on September 16.

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