Eye Bank: Despite the opening of an eye bank at the Thimphu referral hospital about two years ago, no cornea transplants could take place so far with the only cornea surgeon gone on extraordinary leave.
Connectivity: At least three bazams or wooden bridges in Athang gewog, Wangdue have been washed away following heavy rainfall since last week leaving more than eight villages totally cut off.
His Majesty The King remains in the south and on the ground, personally assessing and leading protection, relief and recovery works. We can ask for no better example of leadership.
Medical: Some 67 new cases of epilepsy were registered with the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital’s psychiatry department in Thimphu last year.
Flood: A swollen Punatsangchhu spilled over the Punatsangchhu Hydropower Project Authority (PHPA)-II coffer dam and flooded the main dam construction site yesterday.
Disaster: Continuous rain in Gelephu yesterday caused more damage threatening settlements between Setikharey and Dhawlakhola.