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Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH)

JDWNRH is the only hospital under Ministry of Health in the capital which provides free medical treatment to all citizens.

Dialysis Unit: JDWRNH, Ministry of Health provides free haemodialysis to all kidney failure patients. There are three dialysis centre’s in different part of Bhutan. They are at Thimphu (8 dialysis machines), Mongar(2 dialysis machines) and Gelephu (2 dialysis machines). Kidney failure patients who finds related and volunteer organ donor are referred to Christian Medical College Hospital(CMCH), Vellore and Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Kolkata respectively by the Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital, Ministry of Health.  Those patients who gets referral from the JDWNRH are supported financially for travel, medical expenses and daily allowance (to both patient and an attendant) of Nu.150 for first one month and thereby Nu.125 till they get discharged by the concerned hospitals.

Total patients on Haemodialysis since 1998 to present (JDWNRH)

Sl. No

Year

Number of kidney Patients under dialysis

1998

08

1999

06

2000

15

2001

27

2002

35

2003

37

2004

24

2005

43

2006

48

2007

42

2008

42

2009

47

2010

62

2011

87

2012

113

2013(Present)

81+few went for kidney transplant