Bhutanese monks to get treat­ment in des­ig­nated hospi­tal in Thai­land

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Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay met with the Thai Health Min­is­ter Clin­i­cal Prof Emer­i­tus Piyasakol Sakol­sa­tayadorn at Gya­ly­ong Tshogkhang last Fri­day.

Af­ter ex­chang­ing pleas­antries, Ly­onch­hen shared that many Bhutanese pre­ferred to go to Thai­land for med­i­cal treat­ment – some funded by gov­ern­ment and mostly on their own ex­penses, and re­quested the Health Min­is­ter to al­low Bhutanese monks to get treat­ment in des­ig­nated hospi­tal in Thai­land. To this the Min­is­ter said that he would be happy to put a sys­tem in place to ac­com­mo­date monks from Bhutan to get treat­ment in the priest hospi­tal in Thai­land.

Ly­onch­hen also re­quested the Min­is­ter to as­sist Bhutan in re­search and devel­op­ment in or­der to strengthen our tra­di­tional medicine. Dr. Suriya Wongkongkathep, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Depart­ment for devel­op­ment of Thai Tra­di­tional and Al­ter­na­tive Medicine, Thai­land re­ported that a team from Bhutan would be vis­it­ing Thai­land soon to look at how tra­di­tional medicines are man­u­fac­tured there.

Thank­ing the gov­ern­ment and peo­ple of Thai­land, Ly­onch­hen said that Bhutan has ben­e­fit­ted in hu­man re­source devel­op­ment (HRD) through the TICA pro­gram. Ly­onch­hen also said that by col­lab­o­rat­ing with the Min­istry of Pub­lic Health and the In­sti­tutes, Bhutan has ben­e­fited with the spe­cial­ized camps in the ar­eas of Eye and ENT, which was re­ceived through the Thai Friend­ship Med­i­cal Mis­sion to Bhutan and HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirind­horn’s Thai Red Cross So­ci­ety Team and The King Chu­la­longkorn Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal.

For more ac­tion and knowl­edge shar­ing, both Ly­onch­hen and the Min­is­ter agreed to re­visit the mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing signed ear­lier be­tween the Min­istry of Health, Bhutan and the Min­istry of Pub­lic Health, Thai­land.

Ly­onch­hen thanked the Min­is­ter for vis­it­ing Bhutan and bring­ing in rel­e­vant peo­ple with him.

Dr. Piyasakol Sakol­sa­tayadorn and his del­e­ga­tion is on an of­fi­cial visit to Bhutan from 30 June 2016- 3 July 2016

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