As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of WHO in Bhutan

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Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay met Dr. Oleg Ch­est­nov, Asst. Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of WHO at the Gya­ly­ong Tshogkhang Fri­day af­ter­noon. Ex­tend­ing a warm wel­come to Dr. Ch­est­nov, Ly­onch­hen con­veyed that he was priv­i­leged to have his team visit Bhutan and said that it came with a clear in­di­ca­tion of com­mit­ment WHO has to­ward Bhutan. Ly­onch­hen and Dr. Ch­est­nov dis­cussed on pro­mot­ing healthy life­styles, cre­at­ing aware­ness on the im­por­tance of phys­i­cal ex­er­cise and ed­u­cat­ing peo­ple on the dire con­se­quences of con­tact­ing non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases (NCDs). Un­healthy diet, seden­tary life­style, and con­sump­tion of al­co­hol and to­bacco prod­ucts were some of the main causes be­hind life­style dis­eases. Bring­ing about im­prove­ments in ter­tiary health­care was also dis­cussed.

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