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Junior nurses better at managing suicidal patients

About 90 percent of nurses at the national referral hospital lack any kind of training related to suicide, although nurses with past caring experience of suicidal patients and trainings showed better knowledge and attitude towards suicidal patients. Clinical nurse with Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), Zimba Letho shared ...

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Cancer society takes up prevention services in six dzongkhags

Bhutan Cancer Society (BCS) will be carrying out a project to improve access to prevention of breast and cervical cancer services for women and girls in rural communities starting from November 17. BCS is a public benefit organisation registered under the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Authority. In collaboration with READ ...

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Silambi asks government for a central school

Silambi gup Dorji Wangchuk with lyonchhen

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay heard yet again the need to upgrade another school to central school during his visit to Silambi gewog, Mongar on October 26. Silambi Gup Dorji Wangchuk said upgrading Nagor Lower Secondary School to a middle secondary school this year has benefited the communities of Gongdue and Silambi ...

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Customs officials familarised on ozone depleting substances

Bhutan is in compliance with the Montreal Protocol with its import of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) 22 being lesser than the country’s quota of 3.64 Metric Tonnes (MT) this year, Ozone Project Manager with the National Environment Commission (NEC), Tshewang Zangmo said. This was shared to more than 30 customs officials from ...

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Organisers make offerings to His Holiness the Je Khenpo

Sponsors and Kangjur oral transmission organising committee offer Buelwa to His Holiness the Je Khenpo at Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu

A kilogramme of gold, five kg silver and Nu 68.6M was offered to the Je Khenpo. Sponsors and organising committee on Saturday offered gold, silver, cash, and other items to His Holiness the Je Khenpo in gratitude for administering Kangyur Oral Transmission at Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu. The offerings were made at ...

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Accident kills two, injures three

Two men died on impact when the truck they were travelling in fell about 160 metres off the Lemi farm road in Khaling, Trashigang, on November 3. The deceased, a 53-year-old and a 66-year-old, along with the driver and two more passengers were travelling towards Khaling from Lemi village. They ...

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OAG charges two in fake US dollar case

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged two men for attempting to exchange counterfeit US dollars to the Paro dzongkhag court on November 2. The men, Sonam Dorji, 31, from Thimphu and Tshering, 44, from Punakha were arrested for the alleged crime on May 8 this year in Paro. ...

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Picture story

Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck graced the prize distribution function of the annual India House Golf Tournament at the India House yesterday. Tenzin Namda, Champion of the   India House Golf Tournament 2017 won a cash prize of Nu 250,000 along with the rolling trophy. Dorji Lethro, the ...

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Growing incidence of NCDs, a challenge to sustain free health care

The health ministry has proposed that 53 percent of the finance and materials to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) would be at the district level in the 12th Plan. During the inaugural session of the third international conference on medical and health sciences at the Royal University of Bhutan’s convention hall in ...

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