Breaking News

BMHC yet to give concrete findings on death of patient with COVID-19

Phurpa Wangmo In a case involving the death of a 34-year-old COVID-19 patient it is investigating since January, Bhutan Medical and Health Council (BMHC) is yet to provide any concrete findings. The death of the 34-year-old patient, Sostika Gurung, the family members alleged that she did not receive proper healthcare services and that it was a preventable death, and many …

Read More »

Reverse isolation facilities instituted in all 20 Dzongkhags under Royal Command

Staff Reporter The Reverse Isolation Facilities have been instituted in all 20 Dzongkhags under Royal Command as His Majesty’s ‘foremost concern’ is the health and wellbeing of those individuals who are most vulnerable to COVID-19, particularly due to health comorbidities. Reverse Isolation Facility is a part of the national strategy to manage the COVID-19 pandemic as the country transitions to …

Read More »

PDP urges government to institute a fuel price stabilisation measure

… Unprecedented fuel price rise will further spur inflation adversely impacting economy Puran Gurung As fuel prices went over the roof in the country – setting a record-high, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is urging the government to institute a fuel price stabilisation measure through a press release. Costing Nu 10 and NU 17 a litre for petrol and diesel respectively, …

Read More »

MoEA lifts moratorium on lease of mines

Puran Gurung Recognizing mining as one of the five economic jewels of the country, the Ministry of Economic Affairs lifts moratorium on new applications for lease of mines through the newly adopted Mines and Minerals Management Regulations 2022 (MMMR 2022). The ministry is also processing mining applications that has been put to hold, it will be processed in line with …

Read More »

Four COVID hospitals begins to operate

… the COVID hospitals will prevent cross transmission and ensure delivery of normal healthcare services Puran Gurung To offer better COVID healthcare services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, to prepare for possible arrivals of patients with COVID-19, and to better segregate COVID management from normal healthcare services – four COVID hospitals has been established in Thimphu, Chhukha, Mongar and Sarpang. …

Read More »

Cricket Stadium in the offing for Bhutan

Puran Gurung A sprawling six-acre cricket stadium in Gelephu, the first of its kind, is in the offing for the country. Located in Sarpang, the yet-to-be-completed new International Cricket Stadium will house six pitches and will be able to host 300 spectators at any given time. Of the six acres, about four and a half acres will consist of the …

Read More »

34-year-old woman succumbs to COVID-19, Bhutan records fourth death

Puran Gurung In the early hours of January 28, a 34-year-old woman hospitalized at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) for COVID-19 passed away. This is the fourth death in the country so far with over 4,430 individuals contracting the virus since the detection of the virus since March 5, 2020 in the country. According to the Ministry …

Read More »

165 victims of trafficking receive skilling and psychosocial support

By Sangay Choden In line with the standard operating procedure on multi-sectoral response to trafficking inperson, 165 victims of trafficking were referred to National Commission for Women andChildren (NCWC) for psychosocial support. Earlier in 2020, under His Majesty’s Command, the government rescued 184 women fromthe Middle East – the government provided livelihood training, medical examination, shelterservices, and other necessities to …

Read More »

Gewog Administrations tops complaints leading to investigation: ACC report

By Puran Gurung In Anti-Corruption Commission’s Annual Report (2020-2021) – the commission registered highest complaints against gewog administrations that qualified for investigation. ACC reported that the commission in terms of agency, it received highest complaints against gewog administration with 15 complaints, followed by 10 complaints against ministries and then nine complaints against corporations. There were four complaints against Thromdes and …

Read More »