English | Dzongkha Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Resumption of MRI service at JDWNRH delayed

It has been about seven months without a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu. The hospital says it will take a few more months to resume the service.  

New hospital’s location worries Bajo residents

The dzongkhag hospital of Wangdue Phodrang will soon be shifted to the new 60-bed hospital across the Bajo town. This has left the residents of the Bajo town unhappy. They say there is a need for a health unit in the place of the old hospital. The old hospital is located near the town.

Lunana connected with 3G services

The third generation mobile network (3G) has finally reached Lunana, one of the most remote gewogs in the country. At mid-day on 16th March, Bhutan Telecom successfully launched the 3G network, which will benefit six villages in Lunana Gewog of Gasa.

Trash challenge has people cleaning up the environment

The trash-tag challenge gone viral on social media, encouraging an increasing number of people to clean up littered areas in their community and sharing their efforts by posting pictures on social media to show the transformation after cleaning an area.

Dhadholing Goenpa in Paro to be renovated

The renovation works of Dhadoling Goenpa, which is about 350 years old, in Jieu-phu in Loong-nyi Gewog in Paro will begin soon. The groundbreaking ceremony was held recently. 

Study finds there is lack of empathy towards persons living with disabilities

There is a lack of empathy, which is trying to understand the problems and challenges of persons living with disabilities, according to a study. The study is carried out jointly by the Ministry of Education and UNICEF. 

WHO classifies gaming disorder as a mental health condition

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Gaming addiction as a disorder in its 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The 11th revision, which was released last year, listed the addiction as a mental health condition for the first time.

Computer science course from Sherubtse to move to Gyalpozhing college this July

The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) has approved to move Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)  from Sherubtse College to Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) from July this year.

Sambar deer damages orange trees in Kikhar

The people of Kikhar Village of Nangkhor Gewog in Zhemgang say they have to guard their orange trees against Sambar Deer throughout the year. The deer have been frequently invading their orange orchards to feed on the tree barks. 

Constituency office for MPs will be established on need basis says PM

The government is planning to establish a few constituency offices for the Member of the Parliament (MP) as per the needs. At the recent Friday meet, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said it is impossible to have the MPs stationed in their respective constituencies as pledged during the campaign.

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