The Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) launched the celebration of its foundation day yesterday in Thimphu. The celebration will culminate on May 2.

A press release from the hospital states that the government approved JDWNRH’s proposal of instituting the celebration of its foundation day on May 2 every year starting this year.

JDWNRH proposed the institution of the celebration of the foundation day to honour the establishment of the hospital and as a token of respect and gratitude to the third Druk Gyalpo for establishing the hospital.

It is held to express gratitude to the Monarchs and the Royal family for their care and support towards health services in Bhutan. The foundation day also celebrates and records the growth and achievements of JDWNRH since its establishment in 1956.

It is a recognition and appreciation to the contribution of policy makers, health workers, volunteers both national and international for their support and the administrators both past and present in shaping the development of JDWNRH.

The celebration of the foundation day will be marked by various events leading up to the main celebration on May 2 coinciding with the birth anniversary of the third Druk Gyalpo.

Staff reporter