Trongsa with­out a med­i­cal shop

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The only med­i­cal shop in Trongsa has re­cently shifted to Thm­phu and peo­ple of Trongsa are fac­ing dif­fi­cul­ties with­out a med­i­cal shop around.

When there was a med­i­cal shop in town, the hos­pi­tal seems to be free most of the time whereas now the num­ber of peo­ple had in­creased com­ing to hos­pi­tal.

“Be­fore it was easy job for us, when­ever we pre­scribe on the pre­scrip­tion peo­ple get medicines eas­ily but now if we pre­scribe on pre­scrip­tion peo­ple com­plains a lot. It is not nec­es­sary that hos­pi­tal is­sues all types of medi­cens. If it is in our store we pro­vide it to them.” Said Dr. Wangdu Norbu, med­i­cal of­fi­cer with Trongsa hos­pi­tal.

He also added that “We are also fac­ing lots of dif­fi­cul­ties, Num­ber of pa­tient in­creas­ing daily with sim­ple headache the peo­ple are com­ing to hos­pi­tal. When there was a med­i­cal shop there won’t be much pa­tient.”

“If we go to shopi­tal these days the hos­pi­tal is al­ways packed and we have to wait for an hour to get painkiller, be­fore we can di­rectly get con­sol­ing and medicines from med­i­cal shop.” said busi­ness­man Dubala.

A bus com­muter 28 Tsh­er­ing said, “This is re­ally sur­prise that Trongsa be­gin a cen­tral of Bhutan, and there is no med­i­cal shope. By pass some­time we have to take de­vom­it­ing tablets but to get de­vom­it­ing teblets the buses and taxi will not take us to the hos­pi­tal.”

Vil­lager Lemo 70 said, “Hos­pi­tal is few kilo­me­ters away from town and peo­ple like us are hav­ing prob­lem to go to hos­pi­tal, I can’t walk and also it is dif­fi­cult to get taxi in the mid­dle of night. Peo­ple hav­ing cars won’t be a prob­lem to go to hos­pi­tal. I think it is nesse­cry to have one med­i­cal shop in the com­mu­nity.”

In ser­vice Tshi Dorji said, “I don’t know why the med­i­cal shop van­ish sud­denly from Trongsa. May be the sale was not that good, from my point of view the sale must be very good be­cause it was mono­ploy. The med­i­cal shop shouldn’t have left be­fore the new med­i­cal opens.”

Un­like oth­ers a stu­dent from Sherubling HSS Karma Phuntsho also shared his views, “while we go hos­pi­tal it takes lots of time we don’t get free pe­riod. For sim­ple cut, headache and stom­ach ache we can’t go to hos­pi­tal to get medicine we are fac­ing lots of prob­lem with­out med­i­cal shop.”

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