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February 23, 2019

13th Biennial Conference of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2019 begins

Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe speaks at an anaesthetic conference in Yangon. photo: mna
Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe speaks at an anaesthetic conference in Yangon. photo: mna

The 13th Biennial Myanmar Conference of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2019 was held at Sule Shangri-La Hotel in Yangon yesterday.
Speaking at the conference, Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe said Myanmar needs to exert more effort to catch up with global advancements in the field of anaesthesiology. He urged the new generation of anaesthesiologists to exchange experiences and insights with the experts in attendance and to establish networks. He said the conference should discuss not only accomplishments and advantages but also present requirements and challenges.
The Union Minister said the conference has many diverse topics and will certainly support the development of Myanmar’s anaesthesiology sector. He said we must pull out the facts from the international experiences shared here that are relevant to Myanmar. He said it is important to share the discussions and advice from this conference with other relevant experts across the country. He called for collaboration between the ministry, Myanmar Medical Association (MMA), MSA, and other relevant departments and organizations to further promote the anaesthesiology sector.
Next, Prof. Dr. Aye Thaung, Vice-Chairperson of MMA, and Lt-Col Prof. Dr. Aung Shwe Saw, Chairperson of MSA, delivered separate opening speeches. The Union Minister then opened the conference commemorative exhibits by cutting the ceremonial ribbons and toured the exhibits.
The 13th conference continues today and will involve lectures and discussions by 60 anaesthesiologists from Malaysia, Singapore, China, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Australia, America, UAE, India and Japan, and 14 anaesthesiologists from Myanmar.
The Union Minister visited The University of Public Health (Yangon) in the afternoon and met with the rector, professors, associate professors, lecturers, assistant lecturers, and students at MHA, MPH, and PhD levels.
During the meeting, the Union Minister said his ministry has been supporting an environment of learning, a comprehensive library, classrooms, and establishing a clean and beautiful environment around the campus, and will continue to do so. He urged the students to regularly consult the websites of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Ministry of Health and Sports. He told the students to brush up on their English language proficiency in order to be on an even level with the international community. He informed the students they can attend courses at the Department of Medical Research (PyinOoLwin). He said if we raise the capacity of instructors and teachers then it will likewise raise the capacity of the learners as well, and urged everyone to cooperate in that endeavor.
Following this, the university’s rector explained the completed tasks of the processes the Union Minister instructed on and the lecturers and students submitted the university’s requirements and their suggestions to the Union Minister. The Union Minister gave instructions to fulfill the immediate requirements where possible and discussed with officials on issues that required long-term solutions.
The Union Minister then inspected around the university and gave instructions as necessary. —MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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