WHO GIFTS EQUIPMENT WORTH US$ 0.3MN TO HEALTH MINISTRY
World Health Organization handed over a refrigerated van, 17 sets of outdoor gym equipment and laboratory equipment worth US$ 0.3mn to the health ministry on January 10.
The van will be used to carry vaccines from regional vaccine stores to the district hospitals maintaining the potency of the vaccine while the 17 sets of outdoor gym equipment comprising eight different equipment would be distributed to monastic institutions to promote physical activity. Nu 24mn worth of outdoor gym equipment has been procured in the past with support from WHO and distributed to four major thromdes and all dzongkhags.
The essential supplies also include laboratory equipment for the establishment of a virology laboratory at the Royal Center for Disease Control and pulse-oximeters for referral hospitals in Thimphu, Mongar and Gelephu.