With 600 nurses in hospitals and Basic Health Units (BHUs) currently, the country is facing an acute shortage of 500-1,000 nurses with the only nursing Institute producing 50 nurses per year.
An official from the labor ministry said that the ministry has been sending 100 students for nursing training every year but this is not enough to meet the requirements.
The health ministry’s target is to have 1,500 nurses by 2013….
Five epidemics have been reported so far this year.
The latest on 12 April was at the Nyenzergang Lhakhang at Rubesa, Wangduephodrang, when 30 people attending the ritual were infected with Acute Gastroenteritis (commonly referred to as stomach flu or gastric flu).
The disease has been contained since then.
The other reported outbreaks were 48 cases of typhoid fever in and around Nganglam, Pemagatshel on 30 March. The patients were brought to…
This is because the inclination of the road is quite high making it tough for tractors to ply on it.
The one and half kilometer farm road is only walkable which…