Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graces the Salang Tendril for Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Mother and Child Hospital
Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced the Salang Tendril ceremony for the 150 bedded Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Mother and Child Hospital in the capital, last Friday.
Since JDWNRH is currently operating as the National Referral Hospital; Western Regional Referral Hospital and Thimphu Dzongkhag Hospital, there is an increasing number of patients requiring both general & intensive care and the beds currently available in JDWNRH is not enough due to the congestion.
Currently JDWNRH records over 4000 births annually (4070 in year 2014). Further, the Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Department of Paediatrics are currently facing problems, viz., shortage of beds in JDWNRH, increasing demand for quality and specialized services, increasing births and early discharge of patients resulting in poor quality of services. The Department of Community Health which caters OPD services to Mother and Child Health needed to move out to a new wing along with Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Paediatrics departments.
The new 150 bedded GJPMCH wing will not only improve the quality of mother and child care but also decongest the JDWNRH. Further, on completion of the new GJPMCH, it would help to meet the key requisite of the Post Graduate (PG) program by having adequate number of beds for all the departments of JDWNRH as a teaching hospital, mandated by Bhutan Medical and Health Council (BMHC) and International Standards (IS). It would also facilitate the introduction of sub-speciality services like cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, spine and joint replacement and kidney transplant surgeries which require additional space for ward, ICU and OTs.
The new GJPMCH will share essential services like Laboratory, CT scan/ MRI, CSSD, Laundry and kitchen with JDWNRH.
The Planning and Design for the construction of the new GJPMCH is being carried out In-house by the Health Infrastructure Development Division of the Dept. of Medical Supplies & Health Infrastructure (DMSHI), Ministry of Health and the construction would be carried out over an area of approximately 4.20 Acres above the JDWNRH over an estimated construction timeline of 30 months.
27 November 2015: Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the Salang Tendril ceremony for the construction of the new 150 bedded hospital which will be named ‘Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Mother and Child Hospital’.