Pro-Bhutan, a private German philanthropic association donated equipment worth Nu 500,000 to Punakha hospital on March 17.
The equipment includes four water tanks, nine panel heaters, a refrigerator with 250-litre capacity and a deep-freezer. The hospital also received a washing machine with 8.5kg capacity, a projector for conference hall, a wheel burrow and a grass-cutting machine.
Punakha hospital’s chief medical officer Dr Choeda Gyaltshen, who requested for support, said Pro-Bhutan has continuously supported the hospital for years.
He said the fund for the equipment was provided by the German embassy in New Delhi through the initiative of the executive chairman of Pro-Bhutan, Herald Nestroy. Dr Choeda Gyaltshen said the donor would also construct an 18-unit staff quarter for the hospital.