Construction of YGH seven-storey extension to be resumed

The construction works of a Yangon General Hospital seven-storey building and a new Cardiac and Neurology Hospital will be resumed very soon, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
“Although the construction of the hospital process has been suspended because of the pandemic, the construction project will resume soon. The Ministry of Health and Sports will provide the necessary medical equipment for the new hospital,” confirmed Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe of the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The Union Minister also added that upon completion of the project, the new hospital is expected to serve more outpatients and inpatients by reducing the waiting time for surgery and perform advanced heart disease and neurosurgical operations.
The new building will be near the new general hospital in Yangon in Lanmadaw Township. The new seven-storey building will include X-ray and diagnostic imaging department, pathology department, medical treatment wards, private wards and the teaching facilities.
The construction of the new hospital started in 2019. To construct the new hospital, Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) granted more than ¥8.6 billion and the Ministry of Health and Sports spent K42 billion.
JICA is working with the government to develop human resources in the medical field and improve health care in the country. —Aye Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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