MoH Union Minister addresses 10th annual general plenary meeting of Myanmar Private Hospitals Association

Union Minister for Health Dr Thet Khaing Win addressed the 10th Annual General Plenary Meeting of the Myanmar Private Hospitals Association which was virtually held yesterday morning.
While addressing the meeting, the Union minister said that the Private Hospitals Association is part of Myanmar’s healthcare system. He said the Ministry of Health enacted the Private Health Care Law on 5 April 2007, and it also enacted a law amending the Private Health Care Law and promulgated the rules on private health care.
The ministry is supervising to develop of private health services under the Private Health Care Law, systematically participate as part of the national healthcare system, make effective use of the private sector’s resources to provide health care to the people, let the public make their own choices to meet their health needs, and provide high quality and accountable services to the public at a reasonable cost.
The Central Committee on Private Health Care is issuing licences to private health companies under the provisions of the law, and 259 private hospitals have been under licence, he stated.
He acknowledged and expressed words of thanks for supporting the manpower and providing the necessary medical equipment and supplies, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, in the first, second, third and fourth waves of COVID-19.
He said that the Ministry is conducting field inspections from time to time to ensure that the private health services are providing quality and affordable services to the people under the set rules and regulations, and failure to comply with the directives will result in disciplinary action under the law.
As the Ministry is allowing private hospitals and diagnostic laboratories to assist in COVID-19 preventive care and COVID-19 vaccination activities following the guidelines issued by the Ministry, there are 39 private hospitals and diagnostic laboratories for COVID-19 test and care, and 36 private hospitals/clinics for COVID-19 vaccination have been allowed.
He said his Ministry will support the development of the private health sector as it is carrying out private sector development as per the state health policy. He also expressed his belief that the association would be able to improve the quality of private health care and provide quality health care to the public at a fair cost. — MNA

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