Handing over of Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) to Ministry of Health

Inauguration of Health Emergency Operations Center

4 June 2018 | Coinciding with the birth anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen, the World Health Organization handed over the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) to the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan. The HEOC is a critical management infrastructure for delivery of public health functions and for mounting an adequate response during emergencies. This was inaugurated by the Prime Minister today.

This Health Emergency Operations Center is equipped with communication facilities including video conferencing, VHF radios, satellite phones, cameras, Broadband Global Area Network. It can be powered by generator and solar energy systems. Other office amenities are also included inside, such as computers, printers, chargers and furniture to facilitate the smooth functioning of the HEOC.

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