Mizzima allegedly spreading misinformation on Obo Prison inmate’s death

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The malicious media outlet Mizzima has been disseminating false news on social media regarding the death of a female inmate due to inadequate medical attention at Obo Prison in Mandalay on 4 February.
The unsubstantiated news report also alleges that the inmate, named Ma Yin Moe, was transferred between external hospitals and the prison multiple times and was discharged prematurely due to security concerns.
An official at the prison has refuted this false news by clarifying that the inmate exhibited signs of heart disease, hypertension, anaemia, and laboured breathing. She received treatment from 1 to 10 July 2023 at the prison hospital in Myingyan. Subsequently, she was transferred to the Myingyan District General Hospital on 10 July and later to the Mandalay General Hospital based on the physician’s recommendation. She was discharged on 21 July.
For medical access, she was transferred to Mandalay Prison on 7 August. However, her condition did not improve, leading to her admission to the Mandalay General Hospital on five occasions since 14 September. Tragically, she passed away on 4 February 2024 at the hospital due to kidney failure and lack of urination.
The inmate had been serving a prison sentence for charges related to burning tyres on public roads, involvement in a riot, and acting as an accomplice.
Officials emphasized that they provided medical attention under prison laws. Allegations suggesting that the patient’s discharge was due to security concerns are simply false news aimed at misleading people. — MNA/NT

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