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Induction Program for new appointees who are recently interviewed and selected    [Posted on: 2014-08-29]

 

 

The new appointees are informed to attend the Induction Program at the Main Conference Hall, Ministry of Health from 2-5 September, 2014. The candidates must report to the Ministry at 8:30 AM sharp for registration. Read more ...


 
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Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), West Africa - Update as of 28 August 2014    [Posted on: 2014-08-29]

Epidemiology and surveillance

ü  The total number of probable and confirmed cases in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the four affected countries as reported by the respective Ministries of Health of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone is 3 069, with 1 552 deaths.

ü  The outbreak continues to accelerate. More than 40% of the total number of cases has occurred within the past 21 days. However, most cases are concentrated in only a few localities.

ü  The overall case fatality rate is 52%. It ranges from 42% in Sierra Leone to 66% in Guinea.

 


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CORRIGENDUM    [Posted on: 2014-08-27]

 

Further to advertisement No. MoH/HRM/Appointment/45/2014/154 dated July 11, 2014 published in the Kuensel dated 12 July 2014 and uploaded in health webpage, the vacancies for the post of Electricial Engineer and Technician (Electrician) are hereby cancelled as the Ministry Read more ....


 
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NHS 2012 Summary of Findings-Handbook    [Posted on: 2014-08-26]

Ministry of Health is pleased to publish the 2012 National Health survey - Summary of Findings HANDBOOK. PDF version can be downloaded from the following URL link:

FYI: Print copies are available and can be obtained from HMIS Unit, PPD, MoH.


 
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Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), West Africa - Update as of 26 August 2014    [Posted on: 2014-08-26]

New cases and deaths attributable to EVD comtinue to be reported by the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Between 19 and 20 August 2014, 142 new cases(laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) of EVD and 77 deaths were reported from the four countries as follows: Guinea, 28 new cases and 10 deaths; Liberia, 110 new cases and 48 deaths; Nigeria, 1 new case and 1 death; and Sierra Leone, 3 new cases and 18 deaths.


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Ebola - Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance    [Posted on: 2014-08-22]

 

The Communicable Disease Division has adopted a WHO guideline for health Workers on New Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Ebola virus disease preparedness at country level. Health workers are requested to please go through this guideline. Guideline ...


 
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Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), West Africa - Update as of 15 August 2014    [Posted on: 2014-08-19]

 

New cases and deaths attributable to EVD continue to be reported by the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Between 12 and 13 August 2014, 152 new cases (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) of EVD and 76 deaths were reported from the four countries as follows: Guinea, 9 new cases and 3 deaths; Liberia, 116 new cases and 58 deaths; Nigeria, 0 new cases and 1 death; and Sierra Leone, 27 new cases and 14 deaths.


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Re-announcement : Expression of Interest from Individual Consultant    [Posted on: 2014-08-18]

 

The National STI &HIV/Aids Control Program (NACP) under the Ministry of Health would like to re-announce the request for Expression of Interest (EoI) from Interested international Individualconsultants (With Global Fund Reporting Proficiency) to train the Program Managers and Finance Personnel of the Principal Recipient (MoH) and five Sub-Recipients for a duration of 3 days on PUDR templates and other reporting systems of the Global Fund with focus on the financial aspects.


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Google App Notification    [Posted on: 2014-08-18]

 

The ICT unit would like to request Department/Division to kindly provide a list of user for Google app from the Ministry of Health. Please prioritize the users as the number of license is limited. Read more ...

Please provide the list to ICT unit or mail to ictunit@health.gov.bt in the attached format latest by 19th August for submission to DIT. Download the Form here


 
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Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) - Update as of 11 August 2014    [Posted on: 2014-08-14]

 

The cumulative number of cases attributed to EVD in the four countries stands at 1 975, including 1 069 deaths. The distribution and classification of the cases are as follows: Read More

 


 
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Work Planning Notification    [Posted on: 2014-08-14]

 

As per clause 12.5.4.3 (a), Chapter 12 of BCSR 2012, the Work Planning and Review Form (Annexure 12/4) shall be used by the the Agency, the Manager, Supervisor and the employee to determine yearly work targets at the beginning of the work planning cycle i.e in July every year while the Summative Review Form (Annexure 12/5) shall be used to reflect and rate on the work targets and overall performance of the employee. Read More ...

 

For PE rating for 2011-2012 years, the officials should used the the forms as enclosed here

 


 
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Selection Interview Result for Staff Nurse, Health Assistant, Menpa and Technicians    [Posted on: 2014-08-13]

 

 

The Ministry is pleased to announce the result of the selection interview held on 4-6 August 2014 at the Menjong Sorig Pharmaceutical Conference Hall. Read more ...


 
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Status of Ebola outbreak in Western Africa as of 8th August 2014    [Posted on: 2014-08-11]

 

 

The current EVD outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves transmission in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. As of 4 August 2014, countries have reported 1 711 cases (1 070 confirmed, 436 probable, 205 suspect), including 932 deaths. This is currently the largest EVD outbreak ever recorded. In response to the outbreak, a number of unaffected countries have made a range of travel related advice or recommendations. read more ...

 


 
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National Integrity and Anti-Corruption Strategy (NIACS)    [Posted on: 2014-08-07]

 

As you are aware, NIACS implementation has been agreed to be performed mandatorily in your performance agreement documents, your participation in the session would give you more read more ...


 
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Announcement of Japanese Encephalitis    [Posted on: 2014-08-06]

 

There is a report of high incidences of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in neighbouring states of Assam and West Bengal according to NDTV sources.

 

Its spread by mosquito bites. The death rate due to JE is about 30% to 40%. Read more...


 
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Cautionary Note    [Posted on: 2014-08-06]

 

This is cautionary note for all the Bhutanese travellers that there is an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in following of West African countries, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

 

Ebola Virus Disease (formerly known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with high death rate of upto 90%. It is one of the world’s most dangerous diseases. There is no specific cure for Ebola Virus Disease.

 

The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people.

 

For any queries please contact the following number 17779909 or 77437056


 
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UMSB Notification    [Posted on: 2014-08-06]

The University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan in collaboration with PPD, MoH is organizing a 10-day Project Management Training Program for the DHOs, Program/Planning Officers of the MoH from 3rd September, 2014.Read more...


 
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Annual Health Bulletin 2014 - publication    [Posted on: 2014-08-01]

The Ministry of Health is pleased to publish the Annual Health Bulletin (AHB) 2014, the 27th Edition in series. Bulletin can be downloaded from the following URL link:

http://www.health.gov.bt/ahb2014.php

Print copies of the same can be obtained from the HMIS Unit, PPD, MoH.


 
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Project Management Training Program    [Posted on: 2014-08-01]

 

Project management training program for the DHOs, Program/Planning Officers of the MoH from 3rd Sept to 12th Sept 2014  - 29/07/2014 read more here


 
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Short-listed candidates for the various positions    [Posted on: 2014-07-30]

 

The Ministry is pleased to short-list the candidates in respective position categories. The short-listed candidates are requested to report to the Conference Hall of Menjong Sorig Pharmaceutical (MSP) near National Traditional Medicine Hospital, Kawangjangsa, Thimphu at 8:30 AM a  Read more...


 
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URGENT NOTIFICATION    [Posted on: 2014-07-29]

 

All programmes under Ministry of Health are kindly requested to go through the documents uploaded under 'Announcements (http://www.health.gov.bt/rc)' for comments/observations/changes.

Please convey comments/observations/changes latest by 15th August, 2014 to ppd@health.gov.bt.

These documents will be tabled for discussion during the upcoming WHO Regional Committee for South East Asia in September, 2014 in New Delhi.

 


 
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Expiry of medicines    [Posted on: 2014-07-28]

 

Following medicines are going to expire at MSDD P/ling between August 2014 to December 2014. Therefore, you are requested to look at the available stock at your hospital and if you are read more ...


 
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GUIDELINES FOR INPATIENT FOOD SERVICE SYSTEM IN BHUTAN    [Posted on: 2014-07-28]

 

Food and nutrition is very important for patient recovery and well-being.The quality of food service in a health facility can influence patient's satisfaction.Read more

 


 
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Performance Agreements    [Posted on: 2014-07-23]

                                             

Chaired by Hon’ble Lyonpo, Performance Agreements (PA) were signed between the Hon’ble Lyonpo and University of Medical Sciences, Bhutan Health Trust Fund, Bhutan Medical and Health Council, Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency and Drug Regulatory Authority.


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Expression of Interest from Individual Consultant    [Posted on: 2014-07-23]

 

The National HIV/Aids Control Program (NACP) under the Ministry of Health would like to request for Expression of Interest (EoI) from Interested international Individualconsultants (With Global Fund Reporting Proficiency) to train the Program Managers and Finance Personnel of the Principal Recipient (MoH) and five Sub-Recipients for a duration of 3 days on PUDR templates and other reporting systems of the Global Fund with focus on the financial aspects.

Interested consultants are requested to submit their Expression of Interest, not later than August 8th 2014 at 16:00 hrs, in a sealed envelope or email to Mr. SonamWangdi at swangdinacp@gmail.com at the NACP office at Ministry of Health.

 


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Office Order on ODE    [Posted on: 2014-07-23]

 

This is to inform that the Ministry of Health maintain "Log of Activities" with immediate effect. Log of Activities shall be used as tools for monitoring the Work plan Activities as well as performance of individual(s) read more ...

»Letter from RCSC on ODE


 
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BHUTAN NATIONAL MALARIA STRATEGIC PLAN    [Posted on: 2014-07-21]

 

The National Malaria Strategic Plan (2015-2020), Bhutan is uploaded on the Ministry's website for comments from various stake holders before 28th July, 2014.Please read more here ...


 
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LEPROSY MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH WORKERS    [Posted on: 2014-07-18]

 

This National Leprosy Control Programme (NLCP) has produced a guideline to guide professionals and health workers in the management of Leprosy. It is expected to promote and help render integrated services to the infected persons once they interface with the health system.Read more


 
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT    [Posted on: 2014-07-14]

The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce the following vacancies for in-service candidates and contract services. Read more


 
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Approved budget for the financial year 2014-15    [Posted on: 2014-07-11]

 

The budget for the Financial Year 2014-15, the second year of the 11th Five Year Plan has been approved. The hard copies of the budget is circulated to the Head of the Department. For the individual programs/units/division the soft copies of the approved budget and the budget notification is uploaded here for your kind reference.

As per the budget notification all the departments/division/programs/units are required to submit their capital workplan before 15th August 2014. For those relevant unit/division please kindly fill the updated list of pool vehicles as per the format attached here before 15th August 2014.


 
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Vacancy Announcement    [Posted on: 2014-07-11]

 

The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce the following vacancies in the respective areas for the graduates from In-Country training institutes and GNMs from Sri Read more


 
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Signing of the Performance Agreement between Hon'ble Secretary and Heads of the Department    [Posted on: 2014-07-10]

 

 

In the presence of Hon’ble Lyonpo, Performance Agreements (PA) were signed between the Hon’ble Secretary and the Heads of the Departments; Department of Public Health, Department of Traditional Medicine Services, Department of Medical Services and Department of Medical Supplies and Health Infrastructure. 


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Applications Invited for One Health Postgraduate Study Fellowships    [Posted on: 2014-07-01]

Applications are invited for a One Health Epidemiology Fellowship Program being implemented in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kingdom of Bhutan, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh by Massey University, New Zealand. Read more ...


 
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Ethics and Integrity e-Learning Course    [Posted on: 2014-06-21]

 

Ethics and Integrity User Manual is now uploaded in the Ministry’s website along with the participant’s lists, groups and schedule. All officials are required to do the online course as per the schedule given in Annexure. As directed earlier vide letter No. MoH/HRM/ACC/56/2014/4361 dated 06/03/2014, the course should be completed before June 2014.

 

For further information contact Sangay Tenzin, ICT Technical Associate/KhampaTshering, HRD at 322602.continue reading...

 


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Renewal of Tenancy Agreement for NHDL quarters    [Posted on: 2014-06-06]

 

The validity of  Tenancy Agreement signed between the tenants and National Housing Development corporation limited (NHDL) expires by 30th June read more ...


 
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The 2012 National Health Survey Report    [Posted on: 2014-06-03]

The Ministry of Health is pleased to release the 2012 National Health Survey Report. The report (PDF version) is available at:http://www.health.gov.bt/healthSurvey/nationalHealthSurvey2012.pdf

The report was launched on June 2nd, 2014 at the Ministry of Health and was graced by the Hon’ble Lyonpo, Minister of Health, along with other distinguished representatives from UN-System, WHO, and other government agencies.

Print copies of report can be availed from NHS-2012 Secretariat Office (HMIS Unit, PPD) MoH.


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CSIS updates    [Posted on: 2014-05-06]

The Human Resource Division is in the process of updating and correcting personal details of employees under the Ministry of Health during the month of May and June 2014 continue reading ...


 
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information updates on health web    [Posted on: 2014-04-28]

 

ICT Unit would like to request all the Dep/Div/Units to kindly check your respective staff list under 'who is who' on Ministry's web page. The Unit has frequently requested the various Dep/Div/Units to check for the updates and it has been a tedious part as the Unit can’t track the changes on all.

With this, all the information related to your Dept/Div/Unit posted should be checked on regular basis and shall be held fully responsible hereafter.

To update, please sent all the information to either of following mails:

tohealthweb@gmail.com (preferred)

webmaster@health.gov.bt

Once sent, kindly check the updates upon receiving the completion acknowledgement from the above mail. Else, you may treat as a work under progress.


 
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