Free health care given to locals in Yathedaung, Rakhine State

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The medical team provides health care to locals in Yathedaung.  Photo: Thakka

A mobile medical team from the Rakhine State Health Department has toured northern Rakhine, providing free health care services to local people.
“We provide not only health care but also nutrition to the local people,” said Dr U Kyi Lwin, the leader of the medical team which gave health care to people in Mazay Kyun area in Yathedaung Township.
There are about 26 villages in the Mazay Kyun which is separately located from Yathedaung and Sittway.
At the Kutaung Station Hospital there, the medical team provided health care to 261 out-patients, nutrition care to 20 villager, health care to 10 pregnant women and gave educative talks to 73.
At the village of Anaukpyin Bengali Village, 206 patients received medical check-ups, 57 children aged under five received vaccination and 26 women were given vaccination.
The team delivered nutrition to 100 villagers and carried out educative talks to 88 and transferred one patient to Sittway Hospital. The team comprising six doctors and five nurses will go to Buthidaung and Maungtaw to provide health care to locals.


By Myint Maung Swe and Aung Kyaw Oo


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