February 23, 2017

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Heath care buildings requested in Amyotha Hluttaw

Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than.

Dr U Myint Htwe, Union Minister for the Ministry of Health and Sports, pledged at the 13th day of the 4th regular session of the second Amyotha Htuttaw that the standard Health Care Centre building construction in Taung Sunm Kwarla and Arbit village in Chaungsone township will be a priority to be funded in the annual budget for 2018-2019.
The Union minister’s pledge came from a question of whether there would be a plan to construct rural health care buildings in the villages of Chanugsone township in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, raised by U Lin Tin Htay, the MP for constituency 4 in Mon State.
The Union Minister said the Department of Public Health provided health care service by the Maternal Health Care Centre, 30 Sub Rural Health Care Centres, four Health Care Centres and three township health care centres in Chaungsone township. The budget was proposed in the capital expenditure of the 2017-2018 fiscal year to construct sub Rural Health Care centres in Tawkana, DaungOu, Kalar village in Chaungsone township.
Then, U Htein Win, MP for No. 4 Constituency in Ayeyarwaddy Region, questioned why a new 16-bed hospital in DarKa village in Laikchaung village-tract in Ayeyarwady Region has not been constructed yet after receiving approval.
The Union minister said the budget allocation for new projects is only 12 per cent of the total and it will be long-term project as it requires Ks47 billion more to finish the projects. As for setting priority lists, the townships which have the approved organisation chart will be first priority. The organisation chart for 16-bed hospitals is last in the approved list and not in the budget for 2017-18 fiscal year. The budget for a 16-bed hospital and housing for staff will be requested in he 2018-19 fiscal year. Then, U Kyaw Tote, MP for No. 7 Constituency in Mandalay Region, asked if there was a plan to construct housing for health staff who are serving in a 200-bed Hospital in NyaungU township in Mandalay Region.
The Union Minister explained that the Department of Medical Services ‘s budget for 2017-18 included Ks 500 million to construct two two-story buildings for eight apartments and two two-story buildings for four apartments, which will be constructed after being approved.
Then the Union Minister replied to questions from U Aye Min Han, MP for Constituency 1 in Mon State asking if there was a plan for housing for the staff serving the office of public health in Mawlamying Township in Mon State, by Daw Shar Mu, MP for constituency 5 in Kayah State for whether there would be a plan for two-storey building for patients in Pharuso township, by U Kyin Khan Paung, MP for No. 6 constituency in Kayah State for if there is a plan to upgrade township health care centre from rural health care centre.

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