Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: November 7th, 2022

Name of CSO Bhutan Kidney Foundation, Bhutan Cancer Society
Amount 794,820
Duration 12 Months
Dzongkhag Mongar, Sarpang, Thimphu

Objectives of the project

  • To increase dissemination of referral issues among the key stakeholders and policymakers to mitigate major challenges by proposing appropriate and reasonable revision and an amendment to the Patient Referral Guideline 2014.
  • To promote and create awareness of the amended Patient Referral Guideline.

Target groups/ final beneficiaries    

  • People with comorbidities and the general public.

Estimated results

  • Referred Bhutanese citizens received adequate support while undergoing treatment abroad. 
  • Result 2: Improved quality of care for referral patients from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Government-CSO collaboration enhanced.

Main activities

  • Conduct consultation amongst the vulnerable population of three Dzongkhags and various stakeholders on the existing Patient Referral Guideline 2014.
  • Prepare an inclusive proposal consisting of the existing section, and project recommendation with Justification for the amendment of the Referral Guideline 2014 to the Ministry of Health.
  • Presentation of proposed amendments of the Patient Referral Guideline to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Health and applicants (If required).
  • Launch the amended Patient Referral Guideline by the applicants.
  • Dissemination of the amended referral guidance to the beneficiaries.
  • Document the policy advocacy experience of CSOs.
  • To seek supplementary support from relevant CSOs for patient referral.