His Majesty The King yesterday visited the Goensho Tshamkhang, a retreat for elderly people built under His Majesty’s People’s Project in Wangsisina, Thimphu.
The retreat, completed in June, currently accommodates 19 inhabitants who are recipients of His Majesty’s Gensho Zhabto Kidu. The recipients of the Gensho Zhabto Kidu are senior citizens who do not have family and those whose families are unable to care for them.
The Goensho Tshamkhang has 13 cottages that can accommodate up to 78 inhabitants. The retreat has administrative offices, a nurse’s office, a common kitchen, and common areas with spaces for prayers and recreation. The facility includes accessible toilets. It is designed to allow wheelchair access.
Goensho Tshamkhang was built upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King to adequately address the needs of elderly citizens.