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February 26, 2018

Construction of traditional medicine hospital in Kalay at 50 % completion

Traditional Medicine Hospital in Kalay is under construction. Photo: Pon Lun-IPRD)
Traditional Medicine Hospital in Kalay is under construction. Photo: Pon Lun-IPRD)

CONSTRUCTION of a new  25-bed Traditional Medicine Hospital in Kalay,  Sagaing Region which began in early October is now at 50 per cent completion.
The 124 ft by 64 ft  one-story hospital and the 80ft by 40ft four-unit four-story staff quarters building  are expected to be completed by February 2016.
The K 157 -million hospital and the K 277.64- million staff quarters are being funded by the Union Government budget for the 2015-2016 financial year. The tenders for construction were won by the Mann Myosetthit  and Phone Myat Pho construction companies.
“ There is only a District Traditional Medicine Office and a traditional medicine clinic in Kalay at present. After the hospital is opened we will be able to provide traditional medical health services to not only locals of Kalay and Tamu districts in Sagaing Region, but to locals of Gatgaw District in Magwe Region and Phalam District of north Chin State”, said Kalay District Traditional Medicine officer Daw Mya MyaKhine.
In the process of upgrading the traditional medicine sector, the Union Government during the 2014-2015 financial year has opened a 100-bed  traditional medicine hospital in Nay Pyi Taw, a 50-bed traditional medicine hospital, four  25-bdd traditional medicine hospitals, ten 16-bed traditional medicine hospitals, two township traditional medicine clinics and four district traditional medicine offices across the country, according to the official. She added that five 16-bed hospitals were also upgraded to become 50-beded hospitals.


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