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Bhutan

Bhutan’s efforts to crack down on substance abuse and trafficking of controlled substances is gaining momentum.

 

Shingkhar-Gorgan road is the picture of our indecision. It’s been sometime now. Such foot-dragging is sad.

 

On September 10, the health ministry called on everyone to take a minute and change a life. The call was made to mark world suicide prevention day.

 

A quiet change is happening in the way we see and deliver or provide education. It is encouraging.

 

Sometime last year, a 12-year-old girl student reported contemplating suicide. She alleged her alcoholic father of touching her inappropriately and made her watch porn on his cell phone.

 

It’s heartening to see about 28 volunteers and recovering addicts come together to create awareness on substance abuse.

 

Department of Roads (DoR) has said lack of “in-depth study” of the soil conditions before the construction of roads, widening activities, and heavy rainfall were among the causes leading to numerous roadblocks in the country.

 

The announcement by the Royal Civil Service Commission on the performance of university graduates in the civil service examination is an important revelation.

 

Sad it is that corporatising Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has become a fight between the government and media. At the core of the issue is the nation’s effort to provide a platform to address the pressing issue of specialist retention and to improve the overall quality of health services.

 

Resource waste is the problem. As a small country that depends highly on international aid, resource use should be at the heart of our development programmes. Sadly it is not.

 


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