November 17, 2017

Mohnyin District emphasizes public health care

Spending the fund of the Ministry of Health in 2014-15 fiscal year, the construction and stake driving ceremonies were held for extension of basic health structures in urban and rural areas of Mohnyin Township in Kachin State, according to Head of Mohnyin District Health Department Dr Win Win Htay.
Construction of the extended patient ward commenced for upgrading the 16-bed Hopin Hospital to the 25-bed facility spending K250 million on 22 September. A station hospital construction started in Nantmon Village of the township on 14 October, funded with K20 million for the first phase. On 15 October, a ceremony to launch the construction of a rural health branch was held in Hepu Village, with the fund of K60 million. On 1 September, a stake driving ceremony took place in 10th-Mile village to build a rural health branch, spending K30 million.
A medical team for mobile clinic from the Township Health Department made field trips to remote areas of Mohnyin Township in the last week of October so as to provide health care services to the older persons, pregnant women and children under five free of charge, said Dr Win Win Htay.—GNLM-001

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