Practitioners must emphasize improvements in traditional medicines for healthcare services with potent therapies

As an art of traditional medicine of countries and nationals are basically different, fundamental theories and own characteristics of Myanmar’s traditional medicine must be preserved as an intangible cultural heritage of the country, said Vice-Senior General Soe Win.
Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win, who is also in the capacity of Patron of the Leading Committee for Organizing the 22nd Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners Conference and Myanmar Traditional Medicine Seminar, delivered a speech at the launching of the 22nd conference and seminar at Myanmar International Convention Centre-II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
At the conference, he highlighted that experienced traditional medicine practitioners will have the chance to exchange experiences and knowledge on Myanmar traditional medicine with new generations.

In contrast, new-generation practitioners must promote Myanmar’s traditional medicines further in line with the current era.
He stressed that traditional medicine practitioners and producers must assess the progress of medicines to cooperate with those from ASEAN countries in exchange for subjects and manage bilateral trade of medicines.
The Vice-Senior General underscored that Myanmar people in successive eras have been using traditional medicines for healthcare services since the time of their forefathers, and it is sure that they will use them in the future.
He added that Myanmar’s traditional medicine, namely Withama fever medicine, was used at traditional medicine hospitals and clinics through systematic research.

Currently, the Vice-Senior General highlighted that as the government is encouraging the traditional medicine sector, Myanmar traditional medicine practitioners are being trained at the diploma course level, graduate level, and master’s degree level.
He continued that Myanmar traditional medicine practitioners cooperate with international organizations such as BIMSTEC and Mekong while participating in international traditional medicine conferences and seminars and hosting similar conferences and paper-reading sessions yearly.
The Vice-Senior General stressed the need to preserve the art of Myanmar traditional medicine as a national heritage, to further provide healthcare services to the people with traditional medicines, to develop human resources for traditional medicines, conduct more research on traditional medicines, produce safe and potent traditional medicines, modernize the Myanmar traditional medical education and medicines and hand over therapies and medicines of experienced practitioners to new generations.
At the opening ceremony, the Vice-Senior General, President U Myint Oo of Myanmar Medical Council, and members of the advisory board to the Traditional Medicine U Myint Lwin formally opened the conference and seminar.
The video message sent by SAC Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to the conference and seminar was shown. (The full text of the message of the Senior General is separately reported on pages 1 & 3)
The attendees were presented with a video clip on the development of traditional medicines by the Department of Traditional Medicine.
The launching ceremony was also attended by SAC members, Union ministers, the chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council, deputy ministers, senior military officers, departmental heads, ambassadors from foreign embassies, the president of Myanmar Medical Council, officials and those from Myanmar traditional medicine arena. After the ceremony, the Vice-Senior General visited the exhibition of traditional medicines. — MNA/TTA

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