Union Minister Dr Thet Khaing Win discusses opening of postgraduate/undergraduate courses


Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Thet Khaing Win met the rectors, professors and officials from the medical and relevant universities in order to discuss opening postgraduate/undergraduate courses yesterday morning in Yangon.
At the meeting, the Union Minister appreciated the efforts of the respective professors and those in charge of hospital wards. He said if healthcare cannot be resumed, it will affect people’s health, increasing personal expenditure for healthcare expenses.
He said the death rate of children under five would increase in the coming years if regular immunization services for children are not implemented. He added that those who are social bullying the medical staff returning to work would be taken legal action.
Regarding the reopening of the postgraduate courses, he said the students would need to have 90 per cent attendance, and application deadlines for postgraduate studies for assistant doctors have been extended. The ministry would release health workers charged under Section 505-A of the Penal Code according to guidelines issued by the State Administration Council and return them to work, he said.
Afterwards, the Union Minister met officials from the Public Health Department and instructed necessary matters relating to COVID-19 disease prevention, control and treatment, preventive measures against any possible importation of the virus from neighbouring countries into Myanmar, treatment to the COVID-19 patients at Waibargi Hospital and Phaungyi hospital and effective contact tracing, COVID-19 diagnostic services, coordination with the Yangon Region Administration Council in order to expand quarantine centres and closely monitor the activities of the Township Health/Public Health Departments. — MNA

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