Staff reporter 

The Ministry of Health received 417 RT-PCR test kits and 417 RNA extraction kits from the Government of India, yesterday in Thimphu. 

This is the eighth medical consignment received from India.

First Secretary (political) of Indian Embassy in Thimphu, Ann Haokip, handed the consignment to Tandin Dorji, Officiating Director-General of Department of Medical Service.

Other consignments received from India since March included paracetamol, cetrizine, hydroxychloroquine, PPE kits, N95 masks, and an x-ray machine.

Press release from the Indian Embassy states that India’s gesture to continue delivery of essential medical supplies is a reflection of the special bonds of trust and understanding between India and Bhutan that have existed over decades.

“Going forward, India will continue to extend all possible support to Bhutan to minimise the health and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic,” the press release stated.