Apollo Bhutan institute of Nursing – First Foreign Direct Investment In Bhutan’s Health Sector Inaugurated
The Apollo Bhutan institute of Nursing has an excellent infrastructure, on par with international standards.
By Usha Drukpa | the Bhutanese
0n 18 July 2019, the Apollo Bhutan institute of Nursing (ABIN), the first Foreign Direct Investment nursing institute, was formally inaugurated by the Health Minister, Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo.
Other dignitaries who graced the opening of this new nursing institute include: the Foreign Minister, the Chief Justice, the Vice Chairperson of the Apollo group of hospitals as well as other VIPs from various agencies.
Photo: Facebook/Apollo Bhutan Institute of Nursing
As part of a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) venture by the Apollo Group in India, the ABIN is established to fulfil its mission of establishing a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for nursing education at an International level through quality approach, professional development and research.
Considering the ever increasing human burden of illnesses (physical, mental and social) and other public health issues (Non- communicable Diseases, old age, disability); this places an even greater demand for skilled nurses worldwide.
More about the Apollo Bhutan institute of Nursing
Situated at Chamjeykha, Kabesa in Thimphu, the Institute stands by its vision to provide the best nursing education that combines continuous quality improvement, current technology and cost effectiveness.
Source: Youtube/Apollo Bhutan Institute of Nursing
The institute also commits to offer quality training and education to produce internationally competent nurses at a very affordable cost.
The institute will offer a three year Diploma course in General Nursing and Midwifery which will cost a nursing student around Nu 75000 inclusive of tuition, lab and clinical fees and bus services.
Guaranteed employment in Apollo hospitals worldwide
Moreover, the CEO of Apollo Bhutan Institute of Nursing, Khendum Dorji said that upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be guaranteed employment in Apollo hospitals worldwide.
Knowing that some students pay a lot of money to attend colleges in India and Bhutan with no job guaranteed at the end and since unemployment is such a big issue, ABIN wants to enter into an arrangement whereby the students are automatically hired upon successful completion of the course.
Facilities at the Apollo Bhutan institute of Nursing
The Apollo Bhutan institute of Nursing has an excellent infrastructure, labs, classrooms, equipment as well as technology and human resource which aim to prepare nurses academically, practically and clinically capable, on par with international standards.
The institute is also provisionally affiliated to the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) and regulated by the Bhutan Medical & Health Council (BHMC).
This article first appeared in the Bhutanese and has been edited for Daily Bhutan.