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Govt ramps up long-term care for elderly

Of about 1.3 million housebound and bed-bound elderly people, just a little over 10 per cent have received long-term care services from the state. This year, the government has approved a budget of Bt900 million to deliver services to 150,000 elderly dependants. Although the long-term ...

K55 billion allocated for National Health Plan

Basic primary healthcare packages will be implemented in the National Health Plan (2017-2021) for township and primary-level hospitals such as those with 16 and 25 beds, said its director Dr Thant Sin Htoo. “We have to meet the infrastructure and manpower demands of health centres ...

New regulations ‘to ensure’ free emergency treatment

The Public Health Ministry has again pledged to ensure that people will receive free emergency medical services whenever they need them.  But nobody is sure this promise will really apply to all cases across the country. The public, after all, has heard too often over the ...

Rural health centres handed over to government

The Three Millennium Development Goal Fund handed over 15 rural health centres in the Ayeyarwady Region to the Health and Sports Ministry on Monday in support of the government’s move to improve access to healthcare in hard-to-reach areas. The five rural and 10 sub-rural health ...

Mandalay GH short of blood, donors wanted

The Mandalay General Hospital — the largest medical facility in upper Myanmar — is facing a 30 percent shortage at its blood bank. National Blood Donation Bank pathology department specialist Dr Khin Mya Mon said many blood donors were needed to ensure the hospital’s blood ...

VN citizens to have health dossiers

Pham Luong Son, deputy director general of the Viet Nam Social Insurance Agency speaks to Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) newspaper about his agency’s plans to have a health dossier for all Vietnamese citizens.​​ Why does your agency want to ...

Health sector review calls for further reform

Ministry of Health officials and personnel from around the country met yesterday in Vientiane to review the progress of the health sector in 2015-2016 and discuss plans for the year ahead. Participants reported on their health activities and shared their future plans. They discussed advanced ...

Nurses, midwives urged to adhere to ethics and council laws

The Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Council has urged all nurses and midwives to adhere to ethics and council laws to improve the level of professionalism in the industry. MNMC President Daw Phyu Phyu said the council will be distributing three books – the MNMC Law, ...

13 new midwives ready to serve Bokeo health centres

Plan International’s second cohort of scholarship recipients for classes that teach them to be skilled birth attendants are ready to return to their hometowns and work in rural health centres in Bokeo province. The young midwives have spent two years at the Health Training Centre ...

New regulation on State medical workers

State healthcare workers are not allowed to register as heads of private hospitals or medical facilities established and operated following the enactment of the Enterprise Law and Co-operative Law, according to a newly-issued Government decree. The regulation excludes those who are sent by authorised State ...

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