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The Bhutan Government has transformed the Royal Guest House in Monggar into a COVID-19 hospital.

This was done under the command of the King.

The COVID-19 hospital consists of an isolation ward, intensive care units for adult and children, operation theatre and other basic facilities, in case there is an outbreak of coronavirus in the eastern Dzongkhagsor districts.

According reports, the authorities have arranged 24 beds for isolation cases with a surge capacity of seven beds at the lower zimchung (bedroom) and eight beds at the upper zimchung.

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While the hospital has already installed ventilators in the ICU, there is a need for additional ventilators based on the number of beds available.

Meanwhile, as a part of medical preparedness and response against COVID-19 pandemic, two flu clinics were set up in Gyalposhing and at the Monggar Regional Referral Hospital.

The flu clinics have screened 3816 people so far.

A COVID-19 testing lab has also been set up in the Monggar Regional Referral Hospital to test suspected cases.

So far, seven suspected cases were tested at the lab.

All test results were negative.

The Dzongkhag administration has also been carrying out door-to-door sensitization programme.

The Dzongrab said getting adequate supplies in the market and making people follow instructions especially declaring travel history is a challenge.

The Dzongkhag administration has also identified 30 quarantine centres in Monggar.

Currently only one person is in quarantine in the Dzongkhag.

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