ORC - Mewang Gewog

15 August 2018

The new ORC at Khariphu Village, Mewang Gewog in Thimphu Dzongkhag was inaugurated by Dasho Dzongdag, Chief Guest on 14th August, 2018. The Chief Guest addressed the gathering that the people must take it as a privilege to avail door-to-door health care services which comes without any charge with blessings of our Kings. Dasho also thanked the contractor for timely completion of the project.

It is crucial for the people to cooperate and extend support to the health workers during the clinic days and at the same time, it is also the responsibility of the people to take care of the ORC building.

The objectives of the ORC are:

  1. To reach health care services to remote areas.
  2. To provide services like monthly ANC checkups, immunization, family planning services and pap-smear screening in the community on time to the people.
  3. To sensitize the people on health prevention measures, sanitation and hygiene.
  4. To provide basic health care services to the people and for healthy living.

There were more than 60 people who have participated during the opening of ORC. With the opening of the new ORC, both the beneficiaries and the service provider will have a comfortable and safe working place. The ORC will cater public health services to more than 500 people with 25-30 infant and ANC mother for immunization monthly. 

The Chief Medical Officer, Gidakom General Hospital expressed his gratitude for participation and support from the Dzongkhag, Gewog and other relevant agencies.


Dy. Chief Dzongkhag Health Officer