Telemedicine is a telecommunication technology that can be used to deliver medical cover and medical assistance to remote areas by communication, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Maha Thray Sithu Min Aung Hlaing at the graduation parade of the 19th Intake (Male) and the 6th Intake (Female) of the Defence Services Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences at the parade ground of the institute in Yangon yesterday morning.
The Senior General took the salute of the trainee companies and inspected the graduation company. The trainee companies saluted the Senior General with the slow-march-past and the quick-march-past.
The Senior General presented the Best Trainee Award to trainee Min Ko Ko Khant, the Excellent Award in Training to trainee Kyaw Toe and the Excellent Award in Studies to trainee Hein Thet Soe in the 19th Intake (Male) of the Defence Services Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences.
The Senior General presented the Best Trainee Award to trainee Thinza Htwe, the Excellent Award in Training to trainee Aye Aye Myo and the Excellent Award in Studies to trainee Zun Phu Ngon in the 6th Intake (Female) Defence Services Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences.
In his speech, the Senior General said: Throughout the history of our Tatmadaw, military nurses had efficiently accomplished the designated missions and obligations. To safeguard the sovereignty of the State and the lives of the citizens, military nurses had vigorously accompanied in many operations and one of them was awarded gallantry certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services and nine others were each awarded an honorary certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services.
Furthermore, the very first Florence Nightingale award winner from Myanmar, Major Daw Khin Ohn Mya, who was awarded the most honourable award in the nursing profession, also brightened the country and Tatmadaw’s image by the nursing profession. I would like to exhort you to maintain and follow the good impression and image of these military nurses.
While Myanmar was suffering from COVID- 19 infections as other nations, our military personnel dedicated our immense efforts in controlling and fighting against the disease by financial, physical and mental means. In preventing, controlling and fighting missions against COVID-19, military nurses accompanied the military physicians at the fore.
We have been studying western medicine that is developed over time integrating with Myanmar traditional medicine, which is trusted by the public, and so we must find a way in coming with their time.
Nowadays, telemedicine technology is widely applied as military medicine in the domain of international medicine. Telemedicine is a telecommunication technology that can be used to deliver medical cover and medical assistance to remote areas by communication.
In the process of providing medical cover, the appointed medical officers and young physicians can obtain advice and decision concerning COVID-19 disease treatment from professors and consultant physicians at the same time.
In the domain of Myanmar Tatmadaw military medicine and orthopaedic disease and treatment, as telemedicine technology is utilized in line with the times, you must study continuously to become the person who can comprehend the progressing medical technologies and apply them practically. If our Tatmadaw and families have only one concept, one sight, one belief and one attitude, our unity will endure forever.
I would conclude by calling upon you, to become competent healthcare providers for the armed forces community, and those of the indigenous people, and the public at large in accordance with the motto, “Skilful and Supportive Medical Corps”, to strive for the development and production of Myanmar traditional medicine utilizing modern technologies and to make relentless efforts become competent nursing and paramedical specialists of physical and mental prowess in the building of the modern armed forces.
The Senior General took the salute of the trainee companies and left the parade.
After the ceremony, the Senior General received the outstanding trainees at the parlour of the headquarters of the Institute and spoke words of thanks.
In his speech, the Senior General said as the State and the Tatmadaw gave military and literary training to the trainees within four years to become good soldiers with many investments, those trainees have to serve the State and the Tatmadaw as good soldiers. The advice of parents aims to improve their children. Likewise, military disciplines of the Tatmadaw are set to a systematic lifestyle of service personnel along with their lives and contribute to their social life and not to cause loss of valuable human resources for the parents, the country and the Tatmadaw. As they have chosen the life of military personnel and medical technicians, they have to march forward with the life of good soldiers and serve the Tatmadaw and the people with their professions. They have to avoid indulgence with going to an appropriate place, with associating with appropriate persons, with doing the appropriate works and with talking about the appropriate topics. —MNA