Bhutan Health Trust Fund will formally takeover the funding of drugs and vaccines for the Bhutanese population from 14th October 2015. This Historic Event is happening at a time when the entire country is celebrating the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo to reflect, adopt and practice the noble and visionary ideals of His Majesty to take Bhutan forward into the 21st Century. The event will also mark the realization of His Majesty’s vision to ensure that drugs and vaccines are available at all times to come. Drugs and vaccines constitutes over 20 percent of the annual health budget.
Although the Health Trust Fund is operationalized, it is yet to meet its targeted fund. Meanwhile, Bhutan is being looked up by many countries to emulate this financing model depending on its outcome.