The Passing-Out Parade of the 23rd Intake of the Defence Services Medical Academy took place at the parade ground of DSMA in Yangon yesterday morning, with an address by Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Maha Thray Sithu Min Aung Hlaing.
Also present at the ceremony together with the Senior General were Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, wife of the Senior General, Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Thiri Pyanchi Maung Maung Aye and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Zeya Kyaw Htin Moe Aung and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Zeya Kyaw Htin Tun Aung and wife, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and their wives, Union ministers, the chief minister of Yangon Region, the commander of Yangon Command, the Yangon mayor, the commandant of DSMA, officials, officer instructors from studies and training departments of the academy as parents and guardians of cadets, and guests.
First, the Senior General took the salute of the cadet battalions and inspected the graduate cadet company. Cadet companies saluted the Senior General with slow-march past and quick-march past.
The Senior General presented the Best Cadet Award to Cadet Hein Tun Zaw, the Excellent Award in Training to cadet Min Khant Kyaw and the Excellent Award in Studies to cadet Kyaw Thura.
In his graduation address, the Senior General said: You, as military men, are would-be medical officers and must also try hard mainly to abide by the disciplines and to be fit and healthy. When you are well-disciplined, there will be mutual respect between seniors and juniors which leads to unity in carrying out your duties. Once one is fit and healthy, he will become a smart military man in the standard army.
Medical corps are not only serving at the hospitals and medical battalions but also giving mobile health care service with the aim of giving perfect health care service to the public all over the country. After being provided with necessary medical machines and apparatuses by Tatmadaw, it could be seen that health care services like operations, childbirth and outpatient treatment have been brought about to benefit the public all over the country.
Up to now, military hospitals have been upgraded to perform kidney transplants, liver transplants, coronary angiograms and coronary balloon angioplasty, cardiac surgery and radiation oncology, by doing so, it can be seen that Tatmadaw has carried out advanced treatment like cardiac and neurosurgery, coronary stent insertion, pacemaker implantation, renal transplant and chest surgery in order to keep abreast with other nations.
Besides, it is a great pride for the military corps because the very first liver transplant, which is a milestone for the military corps, has been successfully undertaken in Tatmadaw on 27 September to honour the Diamond Jubilee of the medical corps. Concerning healthcare services, Tatmadaw has been giving healthcare services to not only family members in Tatmadaw but also civilians all over the country.
I’d like to exhort you to try your best to become medical officers who are reliable for the nation and Tatmadaw as the motto goes, “To be a good soldier and an efficient doctor,” to work hard solemnly to become medical men who can keep abreast with others from all over the world by doing researches and keep on studying medical subjects which are constantly improving, and to work diligently to give healthcare services to Tatmadaw men, their family members and local people where you are assigned.
The Senior General left the parade ground after taking to the salute of the cadet companies.
After the parade, the Senior General received outstanding cadets at the parlour of DSMA and spoke words of honour.
In his speech, the Senior General stressed the need for the cadets to adhere to ethics and morality of prestige to be persons with good morality. The cadets have to pay back debts of gratitude to their parents, the academy, Tatmadaw and the State by faithfully serving their duties. They have to continuously try hard to meet their goal in life while studying the advancements in medical technologies throughout their life. — MNA