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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2011-09-28
  • Geographical Area
    Asia
  • Jurisdiction
    Bhutan
  • Organisation
    Bhutan Medical and Health Council, Ministry of Health
  • Address

    Postal Address

    Nursing Superintendent of National Referral Hospital

    Ministry of  Health

    Thimpu

    Bhutan

     

    Location Address

    Nursing Superintendent of National Referral Hospital

    Ministry of  Health

    Thimpu

    Bhutan

  • Phone
    +975 2 325101; +975 1764104
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Board member: Tandin Pemo
    Nursing Superintendent of National Referral Hospital
    Ministry of Health Thimpu, Bhutan
  • Regulatory Body

    There is no Nursing Council in Bhutan, therefore; nurses are regulated by Bhutan Health and Medical Council.

    The Bhutan Medical and Health Council, which was established under the Medical and Health Council Act 2002, is the regulatory body for the medical and health professionals in relation to their professional responsibilities including ethical code of conduct. The council regulations stipulate that the registered members conform to accepted professional standard of care and practice. The council is empowered to initiate disciplinary actions against any erring practitioner to ensure that medical care is delivered in a safe and competent way.

    A medical or health care professional may face disciplinary proceedings from an employer, professional body or the legal system. The flow chart in Appendix-I outlines the various routes available in Bhutan to sanctions for medical malpractice, which are not mutually exclusive.

     

    Functions of BMHC

    1. Regulate medical and health professionals working in Bhutan by maintaining a registry of such professionals and their compliance with ethical code of conduct and etiquette;
    2. Institute disciplinary proceedings against a medical/health professional for medical malpractice or negligence suits;
    3. Regulate the quality of medical education and training programmes by prescribing minimum standard requirements for infrastructure, course contents, curriculum and faculty members;
    4. Recognize or de-recognize medical institutions and qualifications secured from within or outside Bhutan for the purpose of maintaining an optimum and uniform standard of medical and health professionals.
    5. Prescribe regulations, guidelines and other documents for strengthening the practice of arts and science of medicine in the country.
  • Health System

    Bhutan 2020: A vision for peace prosperity and happiness’ has clearly shown the commitment to improve the quality of life of the people through improving health and education, preserving Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage and maintaining is precious environment. The eight five year plan (1997-2002) provides an indication to the stated long-term health services objective as “To promote the health of the whole population so as to enable every citizen to lead a socially and economically productive life and within the broader framework of overall national development to enhance the quality of life of the people through better health care in the spirit of social justice and equity”.

    The specific health objectives of the eight five year plan are to:

    Intensify population planning activities

    Consolidate and strengthen existing health infrastructure

    Promote self-reliance and sustainability in the health sector

    Strengthen human resource development for effective implementation of health services

    Enhance the quality of health care services

    Extend health care services to the unreached areas, and

    Review the Health-For-All status and make renewed efforts to achieve the remaining goals.

    http://www.searo.who.int/en/Section313/Section1517_10764.htm (updated 2007) (accessed on 20/06/2011)

    Bhutan Health profile http://www.searo.who.int/LinkFiles/Country_Health_System_Profile_2-bhutan.pdf

    (updated 2007) (accessed on 20/06/2011)

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