November 03, 2016

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Displaced persons including pregnant women receive medical care at Buthidaung Hospital

A Muslim woman who left her home after the violent attacks of 9 October in Maungtaw gave birth yesterday to twins at Maungtaw Township Hospital, according to hospital officials.
Ma Mawdi Khar Tu from Ywama Village in Buthidaung Township expressed thanks to the medical staff at the hospital, saying that she is still receiving care at the hospital as her health condition needs to be under care.
About 50 out-patients, on average, mostly Muslims, come to the hospital a day to receive medical care provided by six doctors, 17 nurses, mid-wives and staff.
Meanwhile, displaced people who have been sheltered at temporary camps in Buthidaung, Rakhine State, after the violent attacks in Maungtaw have received health care services provided by medical teams.
Two days after the violent attacks on the police outposts in which nine policemen were killed and various weapons and ammunition looted, more than 1,300 villagers from both communities fled their homes in border areas in Buthidaung Township and were sheltered at a camp set up inside a high school building.
“We have provided medical care to everyone there on a daily basis,” said Dr Than Tun Kyaw, Buthidaung Township Medical Officer.
About 36 displaced people from the camp have been moved to a monastery after the remaining people returned home.
Due to the violent armed attacks, local residents left their homes for safer places such as rescue camps. Now that the Tatmadaw and police forces are combined to conduct area clearance operations and have restored stability and peace, the displaced people can return home on their own accord. — Myanmar News Agency

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