Tatmadaw True News Team holds press conference in Nay Pyi Taw

Secretary of the Tatmadaw True News Team Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun speaking at the press conference in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Secretary of the Tatmadaw True News Team Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun speaking at the press conference in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

Tatmadaw True News Team held a press conference at Defence Services Museum in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday evening.
Officials of the Directorate of Medical Services of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) conducted COVID-19 test on the participants before the start of the press meet as a virus preventive measure.
Secretary of the team Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun explained the birth of Kaungkha people’s militia (Resident), the seizures of arms, ammunition, narcotic drugs and precursors in the surrounding areas of Kaungkha village and other villages in the area from 2018 to 26 March 2020, the discussions between officials of the Tatmadaw and officials of Kaungkha people’s militia (Resident) and 1846 assort arms, 508,939 assorted bullets, 2197 assorted bomb and rocket shells, 1095 hand grenades, 29 mines and related equipment handed over or seized from Kaungkha people’s militia (Resident), Tatmadaw’s plans to provide basic requirements and requirements for regional development for the rehabilitation of Kaungkha people’s militia (Resident).
He also explained the donation of anti-COVID-19 medicines and medical aids by families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) to General Hospital (Waibagi) in North Okkalapa and people’s hospitals on 23 March, the inspection of the preparations at Defence Services hospitals in Yangon to treat COVID-19 patients by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the inspection of the preparations at Defence Services hospitals in Nay Pyi Taw to treat COVID-19 patients by Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, the donation of medical equipment and medicines to Public Health Department to contain and prevent COVID-19 and treat patients, preparations for making four hospitals one each in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Meiktila and Aungban as special hospitals for prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and arranging eight beds for emergency patients and 192 beds for positive patients, the plan and preparations to extend the Defence Services Liver Hospital in Mingaladon, Yangon during the visit of the Senior General on 23 March, military command-wise donation of medicines and hospital equipment for hospitals and clinics in townships, Tatmadaw’s assistance in conducting sanitation activities including spraying of anti-virus at pagodas, monasteries and other crowded places, medical checks on monks, nuns, religious leaders of other faiths, war veterans and Garuna Kaba Home for the Aged, the carrying of 169,750 Surgical Disposable Masks (2-PLY) by plane from Nay Pyi Taw, and distributed the masks to Tatmadaw members and families and people of remote areas on 27 March, preparations for warding Tatmadaw members and families and local people at special hospitals, military command-wise hospitals, and field medical battalions, arranging of 131 beds for emergency patients and 1131 beds for infected patients at hospitals in respective places and medical battalions and all-round preparations including helicopters for transport, and possible limits in carrying out the work resulting from lack of agreements in some cases.
Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun answered the questions raised by reporters of the respective news agencies, it is learnt.—MNA

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