Neten Dorji | Trashigang

The Kyoto University project in Sherubtse College, Trashigang handed over basic medical equipment to the Trashigang dzongkhag administration yesterday.

The project contributed 56 digital blood pressure checking equipment (sphygmomanometers),  and 61 non-contact thermometers.

It is the second time the project contributed medical kits to the communities of Trashigang.

It is an initiative under the JICA Partnership Programme, Human Resource Development towards Community Building by University-Community Engagement in Trashigang.

The project also trained village health workers of various gewogs and chiwogs of Trashigang dzongkhag on how to use the equipment.

Project officials said that the equipment contributed earlier has enabled villagers to easily avail medical services such as testing their blood pressure and body temperature through the respective healthcare providers in their community.

“Earlier the project also distributed sixty pulse oximeters, fifteen non-contact thermometers, and fifteen digital sphygmomanometers which were distributed to Khaling and Bartsham gewogs,” a project official said.