ENT team in­spired by His Majesty

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Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay met with Dr. Ryo Yuasa, Dr. Yo Yuasa and the ENT team from Ja­pan last Wed­nes­day.

Dr. Ryo Yuasa said that his ENT mis­sion to Bhu- tan was in­spired by His Majesty the King’s visit to Ja­pan af­ter the Fukushima tsunami.

Ly­onch­hen thanked Dr Yuasa and his team for draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from our King and said that the team’s con­tri­bu­tions are ‘huge since it touches lives of many peo­ple.’ Ly­onch­hen also thanked Dr. Yuasa for the gen­eros­ity and ex­per­tise. In five dif­fer­ent ear camps be­tween April 2013 and Fe­bru­ary 2016 the team has treated 132 pa­tients.

His Majesty the King vis­ited Ja­pan in March 2011 to pay re­spect to the vic­tims and the peo­ple of Ja­pan. Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion and mo­ti­vated to show ap­pre­ci­a­tion for this ges­ture of sol­i­dar­ity from a tiny de­vel­op­ing na­tion like Bhutan, Dr. Yuasa starts or­ga­niz­ing a mis­sion in Bhutan. 02/06/2012 Dr. Yuasa vis­ited Bhutan in­for­mally and vis­ited JDWNRH to find out the needs of the ENT depart­ment. The find­ings were that there were many pa­tients suf­fer­ing from chronic oti­tis me­dia and the need for surgery was ex­ten­sive. These find­ings were com­mu­ni­cated to the So­ci­ety for Pro­mo­tion of In­ter­na­tional Oto-Rhi­noLarn­gol­ogy (SPIO). SPIO sup­ports the ini­tia­tive by con­tribut­ing 460 thou­sands of Ja­panese Yen. The mis­sion is di­vided into two main rounds i.e. 2013-2015 and 20162018. The first round has been com­pleted and start­ing from the 22/09/2016-27/09/2016, the sec­ond mis­sion of the sec­ond round will start.

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