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The government’s recent announcement at the meet the press session on the corporatisation of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) as a solution to retain specialists may be easier said than done.

 

We have always had shortage of teachers. The situation may be improving going by the numbers but the improvement is nowhere near satisfactory. Shortage of 400 teachers is a lot still.

 

Sports may be gaining popularity in the country but not sportsmanship.

 

At least one airlines staff tests positive for drugs everyday or every time a test is conducted.

 

For a large number of Bhutanese who graduated from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) these past few months have been living in the roil and torment of the time.

 

Road widening project on the East-West highway is making travel increasingly difficult. Last week, a dozen public transport operators submitted a petition to the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) that said they would be compelled to suspend the services until the highway becomes pliable.

 

The Election Commission of Bhutan’s decision to refuse registration of Druk Kuenphen Tshogpa has set the bar high for aspiring political parties.

 

The Cabinet has been sitting for far too long on the specialist retention strategy or proposal that the health ministry put up early this year through the Royal Civil Service Commission.

 

The Office of the Attorney General withdrawing cases for want of defendants is disturbing.  That the courts asked the prosecutors to do so is as much troubling.

 

Good news there have been aplenty and not-so-good ones too. Heavy rains broke our levees and washed away our roads and bridges.

 


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