Free medical treatment to be provided to 3,000 people in Buthidaung

People receive medical check-ups provided by nurses in Buthidaung.   Photo: Aung Min
People receive medical check-ups provided by nurses in Buthidaung.   Photo: Aung Min

A mobile medical team of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) has provided free healthcare to local people in Buthidaung, Rakhine State.
The team comprising nearly 20 specialists, including surgeons, obstetricians, gynaecologists and orthopaedics, as well as paediatricians, physicians and nurses, began their first mission at Buthidaung Township Hospital yesterday.
The mobile medical team will also tour other areas in Rakhine State to give medical care to the local people.
“We have provided medical treatment to the local people without discrimination,” said Dr Win Sithu, chairman of the medical team.
Before giving medical check-ups to outpatients, the team checked the patients at the township hospital yesterday.
According to Dr Win Sithu, two patients needed urgent operations. During its two-day programme, the team will provide medical care to more than 3,000 patients. The Rakhine State Cabinet and Health Department jointly conducted the free medical care programme.
“As healthcare service is essential, our Rakhine State Cabinet has assisted doctors, physicians and professors from Yangon,” said Dr Chan Tha.
The government has also arranged accommodation for patients who come from other areas. —Aung Ye Twin/ Ko Min

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