Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Senior General Maha Thray Sithu Min Aung Hlaing, attended the passing out parades of the 16th Intake of the Defence Services Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science and the 3rd Intake of the Lady Nursing Science yesterday morning at the parade ground of the Defence Services Medical Academy in Yangon.
First, the Senior General received a salute and inspected the graduates, after which the passing out companies conducted a quick march and slow march past the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.
Next, the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief presented awards to the graduating cadets. The Senor General conferred the best cadet award to Cadet Pyae Phyo Aung, best training award to Cadet Aung Hain Htet, and best academic award to Cadet Phyo Han Kyaw for the 16th DSINPS Intake. The Senior General conferred the best cadet award to Cadet Su Thet Paing, best training award to Cadet Su Lae Naing, and best academic award to Cadet Yi Wai Oo for the 3rd Intake of the Lady Nursing Service.
In his speech to the graduating cadets, the Senior General said the medical personnel of the Tatmadaw work to uphold its 12 conventions. He said the DSINPS produces skilled and helpful medical personnel who will provide medical care and treatment to Tatmadaw personnel, family members and the public. He said the role of nursing and paramedical personnel has been promoted as they are now also serving on the battlefield and in mobile medical groups providing medical services in ethnic regions.
The Senior General said the Tatmadaw is born from the public and comprises ethnic nationals as well. He said the Tatmadaw is protecting the livelihood of the people and the mobile medical team offers free medical services to every citizen across the country, including the border regions. He concluded his speech by urging the medical personnel to fulfill their duties in the mobile medical teams and provide medical services to the citizens of the country, which is also accomplishing the Tatmadaw’s role of protecting the people of the nation.
The Senior General then received the salute of the graduating cadets and departed from the parade ground.
After the passing out parade, the Senior General met with the best cadets of the 16th Intake of DSINPS and 3rd Intake of the Lady Nursing Science and their parents in the guest hall of the Defence Services Medical Academy.
Later in the evening, the Commander-in-Chief and his wife, Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, attended a dinner hosted in honor of 16th Intake of DSINPS and 3rd Intake of the Lady Nursing Science at the convocation hall of the Defence Services Medical Academy. Also attending the dinner were Tatmadaw senior personnel and their wives, the commander of the Yangon Command, the rector of the medical academy, the graduating cadets and their families, and invited guests, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)