His Majesty The King thanks medical fraternity

…during an Audience granted to medical personnel and representatives of the health sector

His Majesty The King personally thanked the medical team which served during the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, and conveyed appreciation to the entire medical fraternity of Bhutan for their tireless, unending and excellent services to the country, during an Audience to the team and health representatives at the Lingkana Palace.

The medical team, comprising of doctors and health staff of the Ministry of Health, has also been intimately involved in providing post-natal care.

Besides the medical team, representatives from the health sector, and His Majesty’s Kidu Mobile Medical Unit team were invited to tea at the Lingkana Palace, coinciding with His Royal Highness turning a hundred days old.

The Kidu Mobile Medical Unit, comprising mainly of doctors and health staff from the Royal Bhutan Army, travels to remote areas within Bhutan, setting up medical camps to provide services to people living in the more inaccessible parts of Bhutan. Also among those invited were Dasho Dr. Tandin Dorji and Dr Leki Wangdi, who attended to His Majesty as a Prince.

The group received Audience with His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, and offered Tashi Lekdhar to His Royal Highness.

His Royal Highness The Gyalsey was born in Lingkana Palace on 5th February 2016.

The president of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Lhab Dorji, described the opportunity to provide medical care and service during the Royal Birth as a singular honour for the medical team, and by extension the entire Bhutanese medical fraternity.

“That our own doctors, nurses, and health personnel served during the Royal Birth is an indication of how far we have progressed as a nation. It is a proud moment and an achievement for us working in the health sector,” he said.

The Health Minister added that the Royal Audience, and His Majesty’s Commendation for the medical team as well as all medical personnel working across the country would serve to greatly inspire the medical fraternity in their work.

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