Staff Reporter

Bhutan Foundation handed over medical supplies and equipment worth Nu 1.13 million to the health ministry. 

The donated items include oxygen and therapeutic respiratory apparatus, personal protective equipment, orthopaedic appliances, syringes, surgical equipment, and other disposable medical supplies. 

The medical supplies will be distributed to various health facilities and hospitals in Bhutan. 

Personal protective equipment and disposable supplies include face masks, hand sanitisers, face shields, disposable gowns, and surgical gloves. 

The donated supplies were obtained in partnership with MedShare, an American organisation that sources and delivers medical supplies and equipment to communities around the world.

The Bhutan Foundation has been working in partnership with health ministry over the last decade to develop emergency medical services, provide health services to nomadic populations, and promote public health research in Bhutan.