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Visit with Dr. Sangay Thinley – Former Bhutan Health Secretary Thimphu

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17 Nov 2019 | Sun

Day 11 of 13

  • Return Drive – Punakha to Thimphu
  • Roadside Prayer Flag Overlook
  • Return Visit – Dochula Pass – 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens
  • Thimphu Craft Market
  • Lunch in Thimphu
  • Visit with Dr. Sangay Thinley – Former Bhutan Health Secretary
  • Visit Bookstore in Thimphu
  • Return Drive – Thimphu to Paro
  • Janka Resort Paro

– 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
Dr. Sangay Thinley and his wife Ugen Doma

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.

Group Photo with Dr. Sangay Thinley and his wife Ugen Doma

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