Bhutan Red Cross Society to carry out all function during disaster
If the Bhutan Red Cross Society Bill 2016 is adopted during the 17th session of the national council, then the country will have an organization which will carry out all function during the time of any disaster.
Eminent member Dasho Tashi Wangmo said during the press conference last Thursday that to ensure or legalize the Bhutan Red Cross Society, this bill has been submitted with the view that it is an international standard that now Bhutan is decided to establish Bhutan Red Cross Society as a party to Geneva convention 1949 which Bhutan had signed.
Dasho added that article 2 of the Geneva Convention 1949 makes all member state makes it obligatory to establish the national red cross society. But that has to be established based on the national goals.
To establish Bhutan Red Cross Society here in the country, there needs to fulfill condition which includes the legislation. Dasho said that it is different from other because other legislation comes based on intention to implementation or execute the public policy but this is to give the legal basis for Red Cross Society function in the country.
It has to have legal basis so that’s way we need to pass on in order to establish the Bhutan Red Cross Society, added Dasho.
Dasho further added that it is an international humanitarian moment which Bhutan is party to it because we have signed and we are signatory to Geneva Convention 1949. International moment of Red Cross Society it deals more with disasters, human rights and deals with various humanitarian fields.
We are now becoming growingly vulnerable to natural disaster to natural calamities and we need to be prepared for any disaster that could not manage so foe that this Bhutan Red Cross Society will help in terms of emergency. They will be first line in disaster response service provider, Dasho added.
Besides that there will be other subsidiary promotion like health promotion, social service but main will be on the disaster management. So that’s way we need have law to establish the Red Cross Society, said Dasho.
While, organization will be carried out all function during the time of disaster through membership and volunteerism.