Dangdung BHU to be fully operational only by next year
October 26 | Kuensel
By Nim Dorji, Trongsa
The grade I Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Dangdung will be ready only by January next year.
Dzongkhag health officials said the dzongkhag administration planned to start providing services by the end of this month. The construction of the BHU began in 2014 and was supposed to be completed by 2017.
Explaining the reasons for the delay, officials said the first contractor failed to complete the work on time. “The contract was terminated and the work was awarded to new contractor,” said an official.
The construction of the main building and a doctor’s quarter along with the four-units of staff quarter are completed.
Another package which includes the construction of two block with four-unit staff quarter with footpath and drainage is still under construction. It is also said to be the failure of the contractor.
The construction of the BHU is funded by Mangdechhu Hydro Power Project (MHPA) with Nu. 57 million to cater to the increasing population in the area.
Dzongkhag health officer Dorji Gyeltshen, said the BHU will have one medical officer with nursing facilities, X-ray, dental, ultrasound and diagnostic lab facilities.
We have proposed staff requisition as per the staffing pattern of BHU-I to the health ministry.
The people are waiting for the new BHU to open so that they can avail better health facilities.
It will benefit the people of more than 400 households, staff of MHPA and the people of Korphu gewog.
Until the new BHU- I is fully established, the public will have to avail the service from the existing BHU at Tongtophey.