Medical specialists conduct outreach to treat thousands in Thandwe, Rakhine State

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The eye specialists examine patients in Thandwe District, Rakhine State.

Over the weekend, a group of professors and specialized medical professionals from Mandalay General Hospital, Nay Pyi Taw General Hospital (1,000-bed), North Okkalapa General Hospital, and the Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Specialist Hospital-Mandalay visited Thandwe District in Rakhine State to deliver medical treatments to residents.
In collaboration with local doctors, they treated 2,287 patients from Thandwe, Taungup, Gwa, and nearby villages on their trip. Additionally, the specialists conducted diagnoses for 55 patients using echocardiography, reviewed 86 x-ray results, analyzed 354 lab results, performed 63 ultrasounds, and administered 250 electrocardiograms.
The eye specialists performed eight cataract surgeries. Moreover, a patient with brain and nervous system concerns, two patients with ear, nose, and throat conditions, and one patient with bone-related issues were referred to the respective speciality hospitals in Yangon.
U Myo Chit, Chairman of the Thandwe District Administration Body, welcomed the specialists at the airport on Saturday and presented them with local produce. Sayadaw Bhaddanta Tejinda of the Theingon Monastery and well-wishers treated the patients with lunch. Specialists from Yangon, Mandalay, and Nay Pyi Taw did 15 similar tours last year, and Taunggyi, Pyay, and Thandwe are on the schedule for this year. — MNA/NT

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