Chung-Ang University, Yangon University of Pharmacy sign MoU

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe delivers the speech at the MoU signing ceremony between South Korea’s Chung-Ang University and Yangon University of Pharmacy   in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe delivers the speech at the MoU signing ceremony between South Korea’s Chung-Ang University and Yangon University of Pharmacy in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe attended the MoU signing ceremony between South Korea’s Chung-Ang University and the Yangon University of Pharmacy held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Yangon yesterday morning.
Firstly, the Union Minister delivered a speech at the ceremony.
Next, Chung-Ang University – (CAU) President Dr. C.S. Kim explained about the collaboration processes they will be undertaking as well as future plans for continued cooperation.
This was followed with a brief presentation of Chung-Ang University by CAU Chairman Mr. J.O. Hong, alumni association of college of pharmacy.
The MoU was then signed by the Director-General of the Department of Human Resource for Health, Dr. Tin Tin Lay, Yangon University of Pharmacy Rector Dr. Yi Yi Tin, and CAU President Dr. C.S. Kim.
Next, the Pacific-AA Foundation donated Ks10 million for providing healthcare to flood areas occurring in Myanmar and Ks10 million for upgrading the Hlinethayar General Hospital, which were accepted by ministry officials.
Afterwards, the Union Minister attended a handover event at the Ministry of Health and Sports in East Race Course Road in Yangon. At the event, WHO handed over 15,000 vials of praziquantel for treating schistosomiasis, 3,200 Kato Kazt Kits (testing kits) and 300 urine filtration tests.
WHO representative to Myanmar, Dr. Stephan Paul Jost said the handover will aid in the speedy detection of diseases. He added that a team of experts from the WHO headquarters and China CDC will be coming to Myanmar in late August to cooperate with the ministry, to which Permanent Secretary Dr. That Khaing Win expressed his gratitude.
The Union Minister also addressed the event saying a separate unit for detecting and treating diseases has been formed and will cooperate with relevant authorities in the states and regions to detect and treat diseases and spread health education.
Next, the Union Minster went to the Central Medical Stores Depot (Yangon) and inspected the state of the stored medicine and equipment, warehouse conditions, the medicine purchasing and distribution system, and office space.
Deputy Director-General (Purchasing and Distribution) Dr. Win Naing and officials presented their requirements to the union minister, who consulted with officials and provided the necessities.  — Myanmar News Agency

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