Thingyan: 196 admitted, nine brought dead to Mandalay General Hospital

Mandalay General Hospital provides access to emergency care. Photo: Min Htet Aung (Mandalay sub-printing house)
Mandalay General Hospital provides access to emergency care. Photo: Min Htet Aung (Mandalay sub-printing house)

During the Thingyan festival this year, 196 patients were admitted to the Mandalay General Hospital, and nine people were pronounced dead on arrival, according to U Min Lwin, the Assistant Director of the Healthcare Public Relations Department.
During the four-day festival, the Mandalay General Hospital received 761 patients who had been in accidents. Of them, 556 patients were treated as out-patients, 196 received in-patient treatment, while nine were brought dead.
“Most of them got injured in vehicle mishaps, especially accidents involving motorcycles. Six people out of the nine that were brought dead were killed in a vehicle accident, while two lost their lives after a heated quarrel, and one woman drowned in the moat. The number of patients hasdecreased this year compared with last year’s data,” said U Min Lwin.
The Mandalay General Hospital received 750 patients, including 28 dead on arrival, in 2015; over 700 patients, including 16 dead on arrival, in 2016; 813 patients, including 17 dead on arrival, in 2017; and 783 patients, including 9 dead on arrival, in 2018. – Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House) (Translated by La Wonn)

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