Public Health Chief calls for practical implementation of research, survey in health care system


DESPITE many surveys and research being conducted in the country’s health care system, practical implementation is still weak in the public health sector, said Director-General Dr Soe Lwin Nyein of Public Health Department at a meeting jointly organised by the Ministry of Health and Sports and the UNFPA in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The director-general expressed his view in meeting with the media at the Data Review Meeting on Studies Done for Health System Strengthening for Reproductive Health Commodities Security and Services at the Mingala Thiri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw.
Although surveys and research have indicated the requirements to be fulfilled in the sector, it is still hard to find the ways and means to achieve the public health care development, said the director-general who presented his views on the development of the system at the meeting.
According to the director-general, the ministry conducted service ability and readiness assessment (SARA) to generate reliable information on service delivery and availability and provide basic healthcare relating to family planning, maternity and child health services.
Recounting his inspection tours of rural health centres, the director-general called for the fulfillment of urgent needs at the centres including refresher training for health staff who have devoted a significant number of years in health care services.
He also stressed the need to educate health staff on how to effectively use the drugs provided by the government as expired drugs were found in some centers.

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