28 April 2015, Thimphu Bhutan.
In another attempt to provide support to the earthquake victims outside Kathmandu valley, Bhutan dispatched fresh relief materials and manpower. Bhutan’s medical team headed by Dr.Lotay and volunteers including the RBA personnels is stationed.
This is stated in a fresh press release obtained by BNS from Thimphu today. The press release says, “Upon the command of His Majesty the King, a team of 62 Bhutanese personnel including a team of medical specialists, technicians, Desuups (volunteers) and other support staff have left for Nepal yesterday. According to the information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bhutanese Relief Team – Bhutan4Nepal has reached – Trishuli, District HQ of Nuwakot.”
The press release further states, ‘towards facilitating and enabling relief efforts inNepal – Bhutan4Nepal, a coordination meeting was held today at the GyalyongTshogkhang. Chaired by the Cabinet Secretary KinzangWangdi, representatives and officials from theRoyal Office of Media, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Bhutan Army, Ministry of Health, Department of Air Transport and Prime Minister’s Office decided on the following: 1. For better coordination and information dissemination, a control room is to be set up at the Prime Minister’s Office, Thimphu. Following officials were identified as contact persons for information related to relief efforts-Bhutan4Nepal: In Bhutan: KinzangWangdi, Cabinet Secretary: +975-17500000 Dr. PhuntshoNamgyel, Director: +975-17100001 Ms. Tshering Wangmo, Press Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office: +975-17100002.
A page for this mission of helping the victims #Bhutan4Nepal has also been created and PM Tobgay requests all to share the page.
In Nepal: Mr.Singye Dorji: +975-17100007 and Mr.YesheyWangchuk, Druk Air: +975- 17100008 2 shall be the contact persons. Since medical aid, food and water supply are priority activities, the meeting also discussed on the modalities of dispatching additional consignments to our Relief Team in Nepal. Additional supply of water is to be dispatched in next few days and the next medical supplies is to be dispatched on 7th May 2015. Subsequent supplies of ration and medical supplies are to be sent within 10 days of the last consignments.