Health Min­is­ter vis­its Da­gana Dzongkhag

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Fur­ther, the of­fi­cials were also in­formed that the fund is be­ing strictly used for procur­ing es­sen­tial drugs and vac­cines and the ul­ti­mate goal of the Bhutan Health Trust Fund was to en­sure self re­liance in es­sen­tial drugs and vac­cines. The of­fi­cials were also in­formed that the cur­rent gov­ern­ment is work­ing to­wards in­sti­tu­tion­al­iz­ing the Move for Health Walk.

The team also sen­si­tized the pub­lic on the im­por­tance of pro­mot­ing ex­clu­sive breast-feed­ing for six months along with com­ple­men­tary feed­ing up to two years of age.

Mean­while, the is­sue on the ab­sence of an ul­tra­sound fa­cil­ity within the dis­trict was raised and dis­cussed. The dis­trict of­fi­cials were in­formed that the Min­istry of Health has taken the is­sue into con­sid­er­a­tion and are work­ing to­wards in­stalling the fa­cil­ity at Da­gapela Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal soon fol­lowed by Da­gana BHU- I as and when there are suf­fi­cient re­sources.

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