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Creating a wholesome mental health system

... in line with the government’s objective to reduce suicide incidents and other youth related issues

Health: In an effort to develop a comprehensive and responsive mental health system in the country, the Faculty of Nursing and Public Health under the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) introduced a Bachelor of Science programme in Clinical Counselling yesterday in Thimphu.

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Police save two

Assistance: Police saved a 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old woman from committing suicide during two incidences in Thimphu.

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15 schools for children with special needs by 2018

Education: To enhance education opportunities for children with special needs, the education ministry is in the process of identifying the thirteenth school in the country which will cater to the needs of children with disabilities.

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Online programme to break down medical knowledge barriers

Health: To ensure the continuous professional development of health workers in the country, the Faculty of Nursing and Public Health under the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) launched the online Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme yesterday in Thimphu.

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More Japanese volunteers arrive

Cooperation: Japan has increased, by 10 more, the number of volunteers in the country.

Japan has the highest number of volunteers in Bhutan with 22 Japanese overseas cooperation volunteers  (JOCVs) and nine senior volunteers already in various parts of the country.

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Punatsangchhu-II cost revised

The project cost has increased by 93 percent
Hydropower: The Indian government has endorsed the revised cost estimate of Rs 7.29 billion (B) for the 1,020 megawatt (MW) Punatsangchhu-II hydroelectric project, according to a press release from the Press Information Bureau, Government of India (GoI).

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