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Social security clinics to expand nationwide


The Social Security Board of the Ministry of Labour opens a clinic in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township.

Social security clinics will be expanded across the country to make it easier for insured workers to access healthcare services, according to the Social Security Board, Ministry of Labour.
During the mini-budget year, a total of 246 inpatients and 380,850 outpatients received medical services offered by the Social Security Board. The clinics will be expanded near the places close to factories, workplaces, workers’ dormitories, and residential areas where most workers live. Currently, three workers’ hospitals, 96 social security clinics, 57 departmental clinics, one traditional medicine clinic, two mobile clinics, 24 Capitation Payment contract clinics, and seven Fee for Service Payment contract clinics are opened in regions and states, including the Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory, to provide healthcare services to insured workers.
There are 33,868 workplaces covered by the social security benefits and 1,107,338 insured workers. The insured workers are entitled to receive free medical treatment for any illness, financial benefits for illness, maternity and death, access to healthcare for children under a year old of an insured woman, financial benefits for injuries, temporary/permanent disability and death in the workplace, financial benefits for the death of the insured worker, funeral, and his/her family. — TWA/GNLM

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