Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe answered Amyotha Hluttaw members’ questions about health services and new clinic construction projects during yesterday’s regular meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.
In response to a question about health resources in Mon State, Dr. Myint Htwe said that Nout Auk Village in Kyonekwe village tract and Mwehauk Village in Kawkalawt village tract were not included in the current organisation setup of rural health care sub-clinics.
The Union Minister said that these communities may be considered for additional health service allocations during his ministry’s 2018-2019 organisational
The Union Minister said that in 2018 the ministry will build medical clinics in Nidon, Taunggalay and Kawtsap villages in Kyaikmaraw Township under a priority annual funding request. And he said construction would also begin on medical staff residences in Mikathit, Ahlapkone, Kada, Phanon, Mayangone and Oolay villages. The Union Minister also said the Chin State Public Health Department plans to construct three rural health care clinics in Sami, Kanaung and Hmutanu, and six rural health care sub-clinics in Kyilay, Wetma, Buddhagama, Gayapyin, Shwelikewa and Myeik using 2018-2019 budget funds from the Department of Public Health. In other matters U Aung Thein of Bago Region said there has been an increase of unlicenced gambling establishments opening under the guise of an amusement center.
Many of these establishment use imported gaming machines. U Aung Thein said their presence was eroding the morals of local residence and causing concern among parents and city leaders where the gaming centers are present.
His motion urging the government to investigate and close down such gaming centers was tabled for a future meeting.
(Myanmar News Agency)