In reply to the question raised by U Aung Hlaing Win of Mingaladon constituency, U Win Maw Tun, Deputy Minister for Education said, “As regards the admission at the Medical Institutes, starting from 1964, successful candidates who passed BEHS exams with science combination were admitted to medical institutes based on their marks, whereas till 1999 students were allowed to study at medical institutes in order of merits, regardless of sex, so female students outnumbered male ones. Accordingly, amounts of female doctors were greater than the male ones. Fewer numbers of male doctors led to difficulty in posting medical doctors especially in remote areas. With effect from 2000, ratio of male and female was designated as 60:40 to study at Medical Institutes. As a result, minimum marks of females and males who were admitted at medical institutes were different up to 30 marks. So, as of 2012, ratio of males and females admitted to medical colleges was 50:50.”
He added, “It was found that male doctors were only 20% of the whole medical doctors serving for Health Ministry, with 80% were females. Only if the ratio of male and female doctors can be adjusted, will ratio of male and female doctors who will serve for the medical department, be proportionate. Then, doctors can be sent more to remote areas.”
Afterward, U Tun Khin, member of UEC and Deputy Minister replied to the questions raised by U Myo Nyunt of Homalin constituency, U Kyaw Shwe of Yanbye constitution, U Par Htan of Matupi constituency, U Ar Moe SI of Khaunglanpyu constituency, U Myint Oo of Thanatpin constituency respectively.
At today’s meeting, annual reports of Pyithu Hluttaw Electricity and Power Development Committee and Pyithu Hluttaw Public Affairs Management Committee were read. And, acknowledgement of the bill on embankment sent back by Amyotha Hluttaw with amendment attached was performed.
Kyaw Thu Htet &
Aye Aye Thant
(Myanmar News Agency)