Stanford involvement to uplift country’s emergency treatment system

Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe takes part at a meeting for Myanmar’s emergency medical treatment and research.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe takes part at a meeting for Myanmar’s emergency medical treatment and research.  Photo: MNA

Myanmar’s emergency medical treatment and research could reach an international level through the involvement of one of the world’s leading institutions of higher learning, said a union-level official at a meeting, jointly organised by the country’s medical universities and the US-based Stanford University, held in Yangon.
In his address, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe said, “The involvement of Stanford University will surely enhance the capabilities of the medical staff, including doctors and nurses, in cases of emergency, which can save the lives of patients who are in a critical condition.”
“Aside from short-term plans, long-term plans should also be set up in adopting a system for upgrading knowledge about emergency treatment,” said the union minister, who also expressed belief that the country’s medical treatment sector would see substantial progress with the collective involvement of experts of various medical professions and international experts.
The meeting at the University of Medicine 1 also saw the participation of its rector Dr Zaw Wai Soe, Professor Dr Daw Maw Maw Oo of the emergency treatment department, specialist physician Dr Than Latt Aung of a 1000-bed hospital in Nay Pyi Taw and Dr Thida Khin of the University of Nursing in Yangon.
Professor SV Mahadevan of Stanford University School of Medicine gave suggestions on upgrading Myanmar’s emergency treatment curriculum, in accordance with its needs, giving lectures on emergency treatment for pre-graduate and post-graduate course students through the social media network and conducting advanced courses and research and innovation programmes under the ministry’s coordination.
The union minister praised the specialists of the emergency treatment sector for their relentless efforts, hoping for big developments through the use of the online teaching system that can cover many parts of the country.—Myanmar News Agency

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