Trongsa without a medical shop
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.”