JDWNRH lists its major achievements and activities of 2016-2017
Usha Drukpa, Thimphu
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in its report sports a host of achievements and activities such as inauguration of infertility clinic, construction of clinics and wards, recruiting of specialists among others.
Her Royal Highness Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck inaugurated the ‘oncology ward’ on 26th October 2016 and Her Royal Highness also donated beds and other important equipment to fully furnish the ward.
The infertility clinic was inaugurated on 29th August 2016. The Clinic provides service to infertile couples who do not have children. There are about 60 couples who are infertile and not able to conceive and require the service of the clinic.
The construction of the epidural ward was also completed in October 2016 and the wards will be used to admit women who have delivered.
Adding to specialists, it recruited one Pathologist, one intensivist for Intensive Care Unit, and one Otolaryngologist (ENT Surgeon) from Myanmar on contract.
Renal clinic was started in 2016 for the benefit of the patients with chronic renal diseases. This clinic provides adequate time for the clinician to provide comprehensive treatment to the CKD patients.
Patients with chronic kidney diseases have benefited from the clinic as they do not have to wait in queue with other patients and the nephrologist is also able to concentrate on their treatment without having to see other patients. This clinic provides holistic care to patients with chronic kidney diseases.
Having introduced Chronic Disease Clinic, the clinic provides consultation to children with chronic diseases once a week. Children with chronic diseases come once a week for medical checkup and can have consultation with specialists in the clinic.
Two mobile apps have been developed by G2C and the apps are being put to use in the blood bank and special consultation clinic for appointment. The app for SCS appointment is being used by the people to make appointment for the clinic.
After the quality of services delivered by the hospital had come under scanner many times, JDWNRH has beefed up by putting in place a quality assurance unit in the hospital.
Community Health Department has introduced new services like new born examination, maternal exercise program, lactation management services and maternal exercise service for the benefit of the mothers.
Phasing out ACOs from the general OPD services and replaced by GDMOs to improve service delivery and to increase the number of general OPD consultation rooms from 4 to 6.
Two General Practioners (GP) and three general doctors have been posted to the general OPD to improve the service delivery and also to reduce the waiting time. ACO is being phased out slowly. The general OPD consultation chambers will be increased to 6 by June 2016.
A mass casualty incident drill was conducted on 26th October 2016 to train the hospital staffs especially from the emergency department to be prepared for such incident.
The drill was conducted to prepare the hospital and emergency response to possible mass casualty incident occurring outside the hospital.
JDWNRH management also performed the ‘Jana Chedru’ presided by the Dorji Lopen for the benefit of staff and patients of the hospital for three days in October 2016.