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17 Nov 2019 | Sun
Day 11 of 13
– Visit with Dr. Sangay Thinley –
-Former Bhutan Health Secretary Thimphu –
On our way back to Paro, we stopped off to have a nice visit with Dr. Sangay Thinley (former Health Secretary for Bhutan – now retired) and his wife Ugen Doma at their beautiful homestay in Thimphu.
Dr. Sangay Thinley is the Chairperson of Bhutan Cancer Society. Dr Sangay Thinley is a retiree who served as the Director in the WHO South East Asia Regional Office in Delhi. Prior to that he was the Health Secretary in the Royal Government of Bhutan. He also served as the Health and Education Secretary in the erstwhile Health and Education Ministry. He is a medical graduate (MBBS) from Bangalore Medical College in India (1980), a diploma holder of Institute of Dermatology in Bangkok (1986) and a Master of Public Health from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in USA (1991). While serving in various capacities in the health services, he also initiated the National STD/AIDS Programme and was the first National STD/AIDS Programme Manager.– Bhutan Cancer Society, Executive Board Dr. Sangay Thinley
Our group along with Sangay and Ugen had a wonderful discussion about many health-related topics in Bhutan (covering the past through the present). It was a wonderful visit that everyone in the group thoroughly enjoyed.