Doctors provide free treatment in Rakhine State

Volunteering Doctors greeting children in Rakhine State. Photo: Nay Win Tun
Volunteering Doctors greeting children in Rakhine State. Photo: Nay Win Tun

A team comprising 12 dental and oral surgeons provided free medical treatment in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State yesterday morning.
The team formed with members and officials of the Ministry of Health and Sports, Rakhine State Health Department, Myanmar Dental and Oral Medical Council after teaching proper tooth-brushing at Kainggyi village distributed toothbrushes and packages of toothpaste free of charge. They also provided free health care services for dental and oral patients at the village which has nearly 50 households.
“Precaution is better than cure. The root cause of the various types of dental and oral disorders is the unsystematic tooth brushing. Some even never brush their teeth and totally lack health knowledge. Everybody needs the habit of brushing the teeth daily,” explained Secretary Dr Myo Thant of the Council. The team also treated oral and dental patients at Marrawady basic education middle school.
At the clinic of No 2 border guard force at 4th mile, the team gave health awareness talks and provided toothbrushes and toothpastes free of charge to about 70 families. On 16 December, it carried out knowledge dissemination and medical treatments at Dapyuchaung village in Butheetaung Township.
In addition to dental and oral services, the team also treated to children with cleft palate. The doctors performed surgical operation on ten cleft palate patients. The cause of the disease is the strong medicines a pregnant mother takes during the first three months of her pregnancy and malnutrition.
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