The Prime Minister who operates patients in the weekend


Most Prime Ministers and country head dont like to indulge in the professions they were in before.

But not so for the multitasking prime minister of Bhutan, Dr Lotay Tshering,  who spends his weekends at an operating table looking the patients.

“Some people play golf, some do archery, and I like to operate,” Tshering told AFP as he tended to patients one Saturday morning at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck national referral hospital.

“I will continue doing this until I die and I miss not being able to be here every day,” he added. “Whenever I drive to work on weekdays, I wish I could turn left towards the hospital.” he continued.

He also spends his Thursday mornings giving medical advice to trainee doctors. It is privilege for the people of Bhutan, which is considered happiest country in Asia to be treated by the Prime Minister.

This shows his humility as well. He can interact with people as well. This can be lessons for those who forget the people who voted them after gaining the post.

Dr Ram Baran Yadav, the first President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is also a medical professional who turned into politician. But he hardly engaged into this profession while he was in the post.


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