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3.) Extension of the Punakha Hospital (phase II),

based on the agreement signed in April 1999, with the turn key construction in adap ted Bhutanese architecture and designed by Fritz Baumgartner and Dr. Martin Joos, of a separate Policlinic, a second ward with 20 beds, a building for maintenance and storage, a small building for the religious rites for deceased. The construction started in June 2001, the inauguration by the former Minister of Health Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup and the then Minister of Health Dr. Jigme Singay was effected in December 2003.

The costs for this project amounted to 316.000 EURO.



Dr. Martin Joos was succeeded by Dr. Johannes Meixner in 2001 untill mid 2005 who is also co-financed by CIM and “Pro Bhutan ”. The Bhutanese District Medical Officer in Punakha and Dr. Meixner, by integrating phase I and phase II, have restructured the whole hospital. Accordingly, the Bhutanese Health Ministry now has increased the numbers of doctors and staff seconded to the Punakha hospital which now responds better to the growing demand of the public.

The German NGO „Doctors for the 3. World“, Frankfurt, has added considerable financial support, with public funds, to the first 3 projects.

Punakha Hospital Polyclinic (Out-patient Dept.) Complex in Punakha after 3rd project, right: staff house

Punakha Hospital Polyclinic
(Out-patient Dept.)

Complex in Punakha after 3rd project, right: staff houses

  Project details

» Project index

» Project 1:
Construction of the Hospital at Punakha (phase I)


» Project 2:
Construction of the Training Centre for Technical-Medical Staff at Punakha


» Project 3:
Extension of the Punakha Hospital (phase II)


» Project 4:
Elaboration and execution of Master Plan for rehabilitation of National Institute for the Disabled in Khaling


» Project 5:
Construction of the first “School for Hearing-impaired (deaf-mute) Children with Hostels


» Project 6:
Re-construction of the roofed Cantilever Bridge at Punakha


» Project 7:
Secondment of German doctors to our Hospital at Punakha


» 8. Major New Projects

» 9. Projects in support of young Monks and of Nuns in Bhutan

» 10. Other secondments of personnel