The writer argues against the introduction of private medical practice in the country
The issue of private practice has been in the web of national thinking for quite some time now. The debate has been mostly in the public domain but, as a Bhutanese, who will be affected by any decision on the issue, it is our right and responsibility to think about it too.
I have personally come to the conclusion that health care should remain [... Read More]
Tashi, who runs a hotel in Chamkhar town, rushed to prepare evening meals just so she could have time off to watch the presidential debate live on television.
But just as she was all done and set for the debate that was supposed to take off at 6pm, the light went off only to return after it was all over.
“I’m very disappointed,” Tashi said. “The debate could have helped us get a good idea about the [... Read More]
FCB and RMA officials will be on hand to facilitate the new system for Indian bidders
A point of sale (POS) facility has been set up at the FCB auction yard in Phuentsholing to encourage Indian merchants, who come to buy vegetables, to make payments through ATM cards instead of cash.
This comes at the time when a potato auction season is just around the corner.
The decision to have such facility came after FCB explained they cannot [... Read More]
NC to elect chairperson and deputy chairperson tomorrow
The 25 members including five eminent persons of the National Council will nominate candidates among themselves today to elect the council’s chairperson and deputy chairperson, which will be held tomorrow during its first sitting.
The house of review is officially being reconstituted today after a new set of council members were elected from 20 dzongkhags on April 23. Five former eminent persons, Dasho Karma Yezer Raydi, Kuenlay Tshering, Karma [... Read More]
Appeal letters four political parties submitted to ECB
Despite the four other political parties appealing to election commission for “reconsideration” of Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party’s disqualification from the primary round, the commission apparently will not go back on their decision.
Chief election commissioner Dasho Kunzang Wangdi said, as far as the commission was concerned, whatever decision they came out with was as per the Constitution and electoral laws.
“We re-affirm with that,” he said, adding the election process has started and that it was the four [... Read More]
If the proposal is accepted in its present form, expect bills to almost double
With the previous three-year revision cycle coming to an end on June 30 the Bhutan Power Corporation has submitted its proposal to revise domestic tariff for the next three years.
According to the proposal, submitted to the Bhutan Electricity Authority for scrutiny, and which must go through public consultations before it is finalised, monthly electricity bills in urban areas could double for domestic [... Read More]
This is how the country’s only urologist sees his resignation from civil service to join politics
A letter from the Royal Civil Service Commission, he received on Wednesday morning, was what sent urologist Dr Lotay Tshering running around to mobilise about Nu 6.2M.
That was the amount he had to pay the government to leave the civil service for politics and for speaking to the media.
For as much as he was interested, following requests from his family, [... Read More]
In recognition for their commitment to quality, leadership, technology and innovation, Jigme industries private limited received the B.I.D International Arch of Europe Award in the Gold Category on April 28, 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany. Vice Chairman, Lhaki Head Office, Sonam Tobgay Dorji and the company’s CEO Ugyen Kesang received the award.
Seasonal disease : Four-year-old Tshering Dema at the Dewathang military hospital
Common at this time of year when water sources are contaminated by continuous rain
With three to four cases reported every day, hospitals in Samdrupjongkhar and Dewathang are lately seeing an increasing number of typhoid cases.
About two-three typhoid cases are always admitted at the hospitals, both in Samdrupjongkhar and Dewathang.
Health workers in Samdrupjongkhar said typhoid cases at this time of the year, during rainy season, usually increase.
Samdrupjongkhar hospital’s lab in-charge Sangay Jamtsho said, typhoid being a [... Read More]
Many, following developments of the political parties and the processes, were disheartened to see of one of the five in the race tail away recently.
To watch a party that did what it could to make it to the primary round of National Assembly election being screened out, before they could even hit the racetrack, indeed brings a sense of anticlimax.
The primary round was one platform, from which a political party could gauge itself and feel, [... Read More]