Her Majesty the Gyalt­suen graces the Salang Ten­dril for Gyalt­suen Jet­sun Pema Mother and Child Hos­pi­tal

Bhutan Times - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­porter

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’.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Bhutan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.