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November 15, 2018

Ministry of Health and Sports providing health sector cooperation works for garbage fire

Fire fighters douse bio foam over the garbage dump to control poisonous smoke in Hlinethaya. Photo: Zaw Gyi
Fire fighters douse bio foam over the garbage dump to control poisonous smoke in Hlinethaya. Photo: Zaw Gyi

The Ministry of Health and Sports is continuing to provide cooperation works in the health sector for the public, in response to the fire at Htein Bin garbage dump, Hlinethaya Township, Yangon Region.
Some 26 inpatients, including 19 from 24 to 26 April and seven on 27 April, as well as 21 outpatients, including 19 from 24 to 26 April and two on 27 April, were treated for smoke inhalation and other related ailments at Hlinethaya People’s Hospital since the dump fire started. The carboxyhaemoglobin level in the blood of the inpatients admitted to the hospital on 27 April was found to be normal. Of the patients undergoing treatment at the hospital, six were discharged from the hospital from 24 to 26 April, while the condition of the remaining 19 patients is improving.
The Ministry of Health and Sports conducted a coordination meeting with the related departments and organisations at Hlinethaya People’s Hospital on 27 April.
The Hlinethaya People’s Hospital superintendent and officials, Yangon Region Public Health Department officials, central field group members, officials from Yangon City Development Committee’s health department, Myanmar Red Cross Society, Myanmar civil relief group and welfare groups attended the meeting. The difficulties faced in providing healthcare services, requirements and future works were discussed at the meeting and a decision was made to meet every morning to assign works.
The Yangon region Public Health Department is reporting daily to the region government about the results of the air quality measurements and the status of patients undergoing treatment for smoke inhalation and related ailments. It is also continuing to provide health consultation, support and treatment services to the firefighting personnel.
The Ministry of Health and Sports is also coordinating with the World Health Organisation (WHO) resident representative office and the regional office to obtain technical support and assistance.
The Ministry of Health and Sports is closely monitoring the occurrence of smoke inhalation and related ailments and is coordinating and working with the (Yangon) region government, related departments and other organisations.—Myanmar News Agency

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