Preparation works begin for new 50-bed Thimphu General Hospital

The govt. has identified 1.6-acres of land at Lower Taba for the new hospital construction Lhakpa…

Bhutan offers 150,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to Thailand

Lhakpa Tshering After the Thai government requested vaccines from Bhutan to help cover its domestic shortfall,…

Efforts continue with Pfizer and Moderna to secure additional vaccines for children

Govt. is also exploring the possibilities of securing Moderna vaccines from Bangladesh on a condition to…

Health Minister sends letter of thanks to the U.S for Covid-19 vaccine donation

Lhakpa Tshering In a letter dated 30 July – three days after the successful second round…

Govt. requests additional Moderna vaccine for children from the U.S

Also pursuing with Pfizer to speed-up the delivery of purchase order and GAVI to consider the…

Hope still lingers despite prolonged suffering

Sangay Rabten The prolonged lockdown is now taking a psychological toll on the residents of Phuentsholing.…

Vaccine side effects drop significantly during second vaccination drive

Lhakpa Tshering In the past two weeks after the second vaccination drive, some 3,850 people reported…

Yet another successful vaccination program

In second roll out, Bhutan has vaccinated 90 percent of the eligible population and this is…

Indian mangoes can now be imported without plant quarantine requirement

Sonam Penjor Henceforth, Bhutan will be able to import mangoes from India without requirement of plant…

Five opts for AstraZeneca-Sinopharm shots

NITAG had not recommended a mixture of AstraZeneca and Sinopharm Lhakpa Tshering In terms of vaccine…

Pandemic hampers health professionals’ completion of studies

Lhakpa Tshering For some 40 health professionals pursuing longer-term training in various countries, who were recalled…

Deployment of four specialists for Wangdicholing hospital awaits OT set up

Bumthang hospital will focus on specialized health services for central region  Lhakpa Tshering In keeping with…