April 2024 \ World News \ International News

Thimphu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 22, 2024, inaugurated the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck Mother and Child Hospital along with his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay, here. He called the state-of-the-art hospital, built with the assistance of the Indian government, a “beacon of hope for several families”.

“Inaugurated the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck Mother and Child Hospital, which stands as a beacon of hope for several families, offering quality healthcare. This facility embodies a commitment to nurturing a healthy future generation,” PM Modi said in a post on X.

India has supported the development of the 150-bedded hospital in two phases. The first phase of the hospital was constructed at a cost of Rs 22 crore and has been operational since 2019. The construction of the second phase was taken up in 2019, as part of the 12th Five Year Plan, at a cost of Rs 119 crore, and was completed now.

Tags: Bhutan