20th Intake of DSMA holds graduation parade

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Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing takes the salute of the cadet companies at the graduation parade of the 20th Intake of Defence Services Medical Academy in Yangon yesterday.  Photo: MNA

The graduation parade of the 20th Intake of Defence Services Medical Academy was staged at its parade ground in Yangon yesterday morning.
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Maha Thray Sithu Min Aung Hlaing delivered an address at the ceremony which was also attended by his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Zeya Kyawhtin Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air Force) General Zeya Kyawhtin Maung Maung Kyaw, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, command commanders, the commandant of DSMA, senior military officers of Mingaladon Station, invited guests and parents and relatives of the graduate cadets.
First, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing took the salute of the cadet companies and inspected the company of the graduate cadets. Then, the cadet companies saluted the Senior General through slow-march and quick-march past.
Then, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing presented awards to the outstanding cadets.
In his speech, the Senior General said that the DSMA is generating capable medical officers for the military. Out of over 4,000 officers, 2,136 personnel have received medical master degrees, 138 personnel doctorate degrees, 189 personnel post-graduate diplomas in medical subjects and 207 personnel post-graduate diploma medical teaching.
The DSMA has received the certificate of recognition from the World Federation for Medical Education, and pursuing the policies of the Myanmar Medical Council Accreditation Committee, while the academy is practicing quality medical education.
While the Tatmadaw is performing three main tasks of defence, training and public welfare, its mobile medical teams are providing free medical services across the country without discrimination against race and religion, including in the remote areas. In his concluding remarks the Senior General urged the military medical doctors to participate in healthcare services for the ethnic people. After the speech, the Senior General took the salute of cadet companies and left the parade ground. He met the outstanding cadets and their parents at the parlour of DSMA and gave a speech in honor of the cadets.
In the evening, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended the graduation dinner at the assembly hall of the convocation hall of DSMA, according to a report of Office of Commander in Chief.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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