Construction of 7-storey annexe at YGH in progress

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Union Minister for Health Dr Thet Khaing Win inspects medical equipment and construction progress of 7-storey annexe of Yangon General Hospital on 1 October.

The 7-storey annexe comprising X-ray unit, laboratory, medical wards and lecture halls of Yangon General Hospital is under construction, spending K21,897.982 million, with expectation to complete in coming financial year.
Union Minister for Health Dr Thet Khaing Win inspected 7-storey annexe construction tasks and medical treatment measures on 1 October.
The Union Minister urged the medical superintendent and relevant professors and specialists to check the construction not to leave their offices and medical wards in the structures, install necessary protection devices for patients, health staff and security personnel and facilities for the persons with disabilities. He also noted that it is necessary to emphasize strengthening of the building meeting the set standards.
Next, the Union Minister viewed round functions of the diagnostic equipment with atomic radiation such as single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT)/CT, the positron emission tomography (PET) CT and Cyclotron machinery operations.
Next, he inspected installation of Bhabhatron II Cobalt donated by the Government of the Republic of India at the Radiotherapy Department of the Yangon General Hospital.
The Union Minister instructed officials to supervise the installation of the Bhabhatron II Cobalt as soon as possible for reducing the waiting time of cancer patients to receive radiation treatment.
Some 1,000 cancer patients are receiving radiation treatment at the Yangon General Hospital on a weekly basis. —MNA

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