New CRRH for Gele­phu and new hos­pi­tal in Tsir­ang

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In an im­por­tant mile­stones in the de­vel­op­ment of health sys­tem in the coun­try, the new Cen­tral Re­gional Re­fer­ral Hos­pi­tal (CRRH) in Gele­phu and the new Tsir­ang Dzongkhag Hos­pi­tal in Tsir­ang were in­au­gu­rated by health min­is­ter Tandin Wangchuk last Tues­day.

The new CRRH will cater to sec­ondary and ter­tiary care ser­vices for peo­ple of the cen­tral re­gion. Be­sides the ter­tiary level med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices, the CRRH is equipped with heat­ing, ven­ti­la­tion and air con­di­tion and vari­able re­frig­er­ant flow sys­tem, in­te­grated build­ing man­age­ment sys­tem, LAN and CCTV net­works, lifts, fire pro­tec­tion sys­tem, elec­tri­cal backup, etc..

The con­struc­tion of the CRRH was fi­nanced through the project tied as­sis­tance of the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and com­pleted in 52 months 12 days at the cost of Nu. 834.305 mil­lion.

Health min­is­ter Tandin Wangchuk dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion said that the CRRH holds a ma­jor sig­nif­i­cance to the over­all frame­work of health sys­tem in Bhutan.

“It’s a crit­i­cal com­po­nent of our re­fer­ral sys­tem. We ful­fill the re­quire­ment of hav­ing an ap­pro­pri­ate level of ter­tiary care hos­pi­tal in each of our western, cen­tral and eastern re­gions. Be­sides, through ef­fec­tive gate keep­ing and pa­tient load dis­tri­bu­tion, this hos­pi­tal will play an im­por­tant role in fur­ther im­prove­ment and spe­cial­iza­tion of the ser­vices of JDWNR Hos­pi­tal in Thim­phu.”

He added that more im­por­tantly, the cen­tral re­gion com­pris­ing of six Dzongkhags of Bumthang, Da­gana, Sarpang, Trongsa, Tsir­ang and Da­gana would have its own ter­tiary level fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices.

He ac­knowl­edged the emer­gency sit­u­a­tions, travel dif­fi­cul­ties, lo­gis­ti­cal in­con­ve­niences in avail­ing ser­vices from the JDWNR Hos­pi­tal in Thim­phu.

“I am pos­i­tive that the hos­pi­tal would make im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tions to health and well­be­ing of our peo­ple in the cen­tral re­gion.”

The min­is­ter on be­half of the gov­ern­ment and the min­istry ex­pressed his sin­cere ap­pre­ci­a­tion and grat­i­tude to the Gov­ern­ment and peo­ple of In­dia for fi­nanc­ing this project. This hos­pi­tal is an ex­cel­lent sym­bol and fruit of part­ner­ship as we cel­e­brate the Golden Ju­bilee of friend­ship be­tween our two great na­tions.

Mean­while the Min­istry of Health also in­au­gu­rated the new 40 bed­ded Tsir­ang Dzongkhag Hos­pi­tal, Tsir­ang.

The con­struc­tion of the new hos­pi­tal was fi­nanced through the project tied as­sis­tance of the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and com­pleted in 38 months 12 days at the cost of Nu. 218 mil­lion.

The health min­is­ter said it as a suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion and in­au­gu­ra­tion of an­other im­por­tant health in­fra­struc­ture project un­der­taken by the Min­istry of Health in the 11th Five Year Plan; the new 40 bed­ded Tsir­ang Dzongkhag Hos­pi­tal.

“The con­struc­tion of this hos­pi­tal was fi­nanced through the project tied as­sis­tance of the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and com­pleted in 38 months 12 days at the cost of Nu. 218 mil­lion. The Min­istry of Health is grate­ful for the gen­er­ous and im­por­tant as­sis­tance of the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia. I also wish to thank all those who have been di­rectly or in­di­rectly in­volved in this im­por­tant project.”

He fur­ther said that the launch is not just a mere phys­i­cal ac­com­plish­ment but also a huge step to­wards a re­newed ef­fort in re­al­iz­ing our col­lec­tive as­pi­ra­tions in the health sec­tor; an as­pi­ra­tion to bring qual­ity health ser­vices closer to our peo­ple.

“I am pos­i­tive that we can fur­ther boost our ef­forts to­wards our goal of eq­ui­table and qual­ity uni­ver­sal health cov­er­age.”

The new hos­pi­tal will go a long way in im­prov­ing the med­i­cal ser­vices and fa­cil­i­ties for the peo­ple.

Mean­while the Min­istry of Health also in­au­gu­rated the new 40 bed­ded Tsir­ang Dzongkhag Hos­pi­tal, Dam­phu, Tsir­ang on last Tues­day.

The con­struc­tion of the CRRH was fi­nanced through the project tied as­sis­tance of the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and com­pleted in 52 months 12 days at the cost of Nu. 834.305 mil­lion.

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