The Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck National Eye Centre was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck in Thimphu on Tuesday.
The eye centre, named in honor of Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck, will be the state-of-the-art eye care centre, according to the health ministry.
“This centre will enable us to provide more specialized eye care services and develop sub specialization in Ophthalmology in the country. It will be a seat of excellence that will provide the best eye care services to the Bhutanese people,” states the press release from the health ministry.
Meanwhile, the establishment of the eye centre is technically and financially supported by the Himalayan Cataract Project led by Dr. Sanduk Ruit, recipient of National Order of Merit in December 2015, and Wen Giving Foundation.
“The Himalayan Cataract Project has contributed a lot in advancing the eye care program in Bhutan through collaborations with the Ophthalmology Department in the JDWNRH,” states the press release.
The Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck National Eye Centre will house 16 beds in four Aseptic wards, all the specialized OPD and in-patient eye services, three Operation Theaters, and other amenities necessary to provide effective services as well as build the capacity of health professional in the country.
Tshering from Thimphu