Hand­ing Tak­ing of 29 Am­bu­lances from JICA Grant by Min­istry of Health

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To com­mem­o­rate the 30th An­niver­sary of the es­tab­lish­ment of diplo­matic re­la­tion be­tween Ja­pan and the king­dom of Bhutan, Min­istry of Health re­ceives 29 Am­bu­lances worth of 1,45,9216.47 USD, ex­clud­ing the sale and green tax, from the Gov­ern­ment and peo­ple of Ja­pan through JICA grant. The func­tion will be held on 28th March 2016 at the Clock tower, Thim­phu Bhutan.

The min­istry of Heath of­fers sin­cere grat­i­tude to the Gov­ern­ment and peo­ple of Ja­pan for their gen­er­ous sup­port. It is more be­fit­ting to mark the oc­ca­sion as Bhutan is re­joic­ing the birth of Gyalsey sym­bol­iz­ing the con­ti­nu­ity of the sa­cred legacy of the Wangchuck Dy­nasty.

Ja­panese as­sis­tance to Bhutan has in­creased and di­ver­si­fied into multi- sec­toral cov­er­ing agri­cul­ture, ed­u­ca­tion, roads, bridges, health, en­ergy, restora­tion and con­struc­tion of ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem. The Govern- ment of Ja­pan’s con­tri­bu­tion has been sub­stan­tial in sup­port­ing Bhutan in terms of tech­nolo­gies, ca­pac­ity build­ing, vol­un­teers and other re­sources. Ja­pan con­tin­ues to play a ma­jor role in the so­cio – eco­nomic devel­op­ment of Bhutan.

As need ex­isted to im­prove re­fer­ral sys­tem, med­i­cal emer­gency ser­vices and timely evac­u­a­tion of pa­tients, which re­quired good am­bu­lances, prefer­ably a Toy­ota Land – cruiser with four – wheel drive, fuel- ef­fi­cient and equipped with essen­tial items. Ja­pan has been very con­sid­er­ate, and sup­ported Min­istry of Health with 55am­bu­lances in two phases of new am­bu­lance re­place­ment project (2011 and 2016 ). Today, in to­tal we have 126 am­bu­lances at­tached to health fa­cil­i­ties across the coun­try mak­ing ac­ces­si­ble to peo­ple- in – need.

As Min­istry of Health en­vis­age of bet­ter­ing med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties by pro­vid­ing, prompt and ef­fi­cient Emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vices, am­bu­lance is go- ing to have a far-reach­ing ef­fect in ma­te­ri­al­iz­ing the ob­jec­tive of qual­ity health ser­vices which re­mains the pri­or­ity for the min­istry.

As the coun­tries com­mem­o­rate 30 years of bi­lat­eral re­la­tion, the Royal Gov­ern­ment and peo­ple of Bhutan once again of­fer our heart­felt grat­i­tude to Gov­ern­ment and peo­ple of Ja­pan for their con­tin­ued sup­port and co­op­er­a­tion. It is also our sin­cere hope and prayer that re­la­tions be­tween Bhutan Ja­pan would be fur­ther ce­mented in eons.

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