Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Ministry of Health and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed the ‘Minutes of Discussions’ for the preparatory survey towards the construction of the Royal Centre for Infectious Diseases (RCID) today at the Ministry of Health. The signing event was graced by the Hon’ble Health Minister and witnessed by the Chief Representative of JICA Bhutan and the Policy and Planning Division of the Ministry. The RCID will be constructed in Gidakom under Thimphu Dzongkhag and is supported under the Grant Aid Project of JICA. A team of Japanese Experts visited Bhutan in November 2021 to conduct preparatory survey for the construction. This project is an initiative of Her Excellency Dasho Dechen Wangmo. The Centre will be equipped with the latest medical equipment and will support the development of human resources on the management of infectious diseases.