The Ministry of Health has received two additional sets of Medical Camp Kits (MCKs) from WHO Country Office today. The handing taking over of MCKs was done between the Hon’ble Secretary, MoH and WR, WHO Country Office, Bhutan.
MCK is a temporary hospital setup. It ensures continuity of basic health care services to the population when primary health care centers or hospitals are destroyed by natural disaster, such as earthquake, landslides and fire. Thus, MCK is an essential standby hospital for emergency preparedness and response. MCK have provision for male and female wards, staff, consultation rooms and toilets. It is solar-powered, have water and sanitation kits as well as facilities and necessary supplies.
MoH will further hand-over MCKs to Representatives from the two Regional Referral Hospitals. A team from EMSD and JDW NRH will train relevant staff of these hospitals to unpack, assemble, install, dismantle, re-pack and store MCKs.
The total cost for the two sets of MCK is USD 13,502.
MoH now has three MCKs in the country.