Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, addressed the latest intake of the Defence Services Medical Academy held at the parade grounds of the DSMA in Yangon yesterday morning.
At the graduation ceremony for the 18th intake, the commander-in-chief received the salute of the medical officers as he inspected the graduating companies. Afterward, the companies of medical officers honoured the senior general with a slow and quick march parade.
As part of the graduation, the commander-in-chief presented excellence awards, including: Best Medical Officer award to Cadet No. 5280 Nyan Min Aung; award for excellent performance in training to
Cadet No. 5279 Zin Moe Tun; and the award for excellent performance in study to Cadet No. 5315 Ye Lin Tun.
The senior general noted the accomplishments of the elite graduates not only as medical doctors, but also as military officers.
“The DSMA is listed among the internationally recognised medical universities, in accord with the standards laid down by the Board of International Medical Teaching Faculty. Nowadays, we are making attempts to sustainably compete with techniques of military weapons related to National Defense as well as other techniques of respective sectors linked with defence. Thus, we need to keep up with international armies in sectors of medical treatment
and protective knowledge,” Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said.
Present at the ceremony were U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region Cabinet, General Mya Tun Oo, Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy, Air) and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Air) and wife, high-ranking officials of the Tatmataw and Commanders, Principal of DSMA and invited guests.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met with outstanding cadets of 18th Intake of the DSMA and their parents, giving words of encouragement and congratulations. —Myanmar News Agency