Hospitals in Waibargi, Mingaladon plan to treat 1,300 to 1,500 COVID-19 patients

Hospitals in Waibargi and Mingaladon are planned to treat 1,300 to 1,500 patients suffering from COVID-19 in Yangon Region, an official from the Department of Public Health said.
Starting before the third week of August, the rate of cases of COVID-19 increased again, and the increasing rate is significant in Yangon Region.
According to the inspection report of the Ministry of Health, the daily number of infected patients was around 300 and 500 in the second week of September.
At present, hospitals in Yangon Region and Yoma Quarantine Center in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township have planned to treat more than 200 people infected with the virus, according to the Yangon Region Department of Public Health.
It is planned to provide treatment at central hospitals, district level hospitals and speciality hospitals in Yangon Region, and plans are being made to treat about 1,300 to 1,500 patients with COVID-19 at Waibargi and Mingaladon hospitals.
According to the Ministry of Health, 12,236 suspected patients were examined from 8 pm on 21 September to 8 pm on 22 September and 409 confirmed patients were diagnosed.
To date, a total of 8,972,281 laboratory samples have been examined in Myanmar, and a total of 620,444 confirmed patients have been found.
As the COVID-19 infection rate in Myanmar is rising again, disease prevention, treatment, and control activities are being carried out at a rapid pace, and the Ministry of Health has informed and encouraged the public to receive vaccinations and booster doses without fail.
A total of 312 patients from Tamway Township, Yangon Region, 19,135 patients from 26 Townships of Ayeyawady Region, 1,143 patients from four townships in Rakhine State, 6,397 patients from seven districts of Mandalay Region were treated by medical teams, doctors from public hospitals, concerned health workers, in cooperation with volunteers.
Similarly, 370 students from 26 townships in Ayeyawady Region, 2,017 students from six townships in Rakhine State, and 3,198 students from seven districts in Mandalay Region were vaccinated against COVID-19. —TWA/GNLM

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