The Buddhist monasteries have traditionally meant much political and economic, but the country is now undergoing a cautious secularisation. The living property was abolished in 1956, and the state has bought monastic land and distributed it among farmers without land. The country welcomes grants provided that the development does not damage the country’s cultural and religious values. The largest contributors are India, various UN agencies and international development banks. Swedish SIDA has preferably contributed to the expansion of health care.
In order to protect the country’s culture and traditions, tourists in Bhutan are referred to arranged tours led by authorized guides at state-fixed prices. Visit AbbreviationFinder to see the definitions of RUB and acronym for Bhutan. The medical shortage is large and there is less than one doctor per 10,000 residents according to WHO (2007) and only 17 hospital places per 10,000 residents (2005). A total of 4.5 percent of the country’s GDP was spent on the healthcare sector (2006). An extensive vaccination program has been implemented in children, but malaria and tuberculosis still occur.