Hon’ble Health Minister inaugurated the New Samtse General Hospital on 31st October, 2016.The event was attended by Hon’ble MoIC Minister, Dasho Dzongdag, Rabdey Lam Neten, Dasho Dzongrab, Dasho Drangpon, MP of Ugyentse-Yoeseltse Demkhong, Dzongkhag Sector heads, Regional heads, officials from RBP & RBA and officials from the Ministry of Health.
The new Samtse Hospital (40 Bedded) project was built under GoI funding. The hospital is designed with the provision of the following specialized services:
• Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning(HVAC)System
• Medical Gas System
• Major operation Theatre
• Sewerage Treatment Plant
• Water Treatment Plant
• Lift and Dumb waiters
• Fire Fighting System
• Fire Alarm System
• Pay and use Cabins
The existing hospital at Samtse was constructed in the late 1960’s thus majority of the structure was old and in a dilapidated condition requiring major renovation or new construction.
Strengthening District Health Service is one priority of Ministry as district hospital server as the nodal referral centers for Basic Health Units within their jurisdiction and to the adjoining Basic Health Units of nearby district. The new hospital will now have significant role to play in delivering quality healthcare services not only to the public of Samtse Dzongkhag but also to other neighboring Dzongkhag like Haa and Chukha. Therefore, general public of Samtse and nearby districts will benefit from this new hospital. From Ministry of Health, we expect public to use the hospital services optimally and take ownership of the hospital.