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Orthopaedic Specialist Hospital opens in Nay Pyi Taw

Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham comforts a patient at Orthopaedic Special Hospital in Ottarathiri Township.—MNA
Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham comforts a patient at Orthopaedic Special Hospital in Ottarathiri Township.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 21 July — A 100-bed orthopaedic hospital opened Tuesday in Ottarathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, where three more specialist medical facilities are set to be built.
An inauguration ceremony for Nay Pyi Taw Orthopaedic Specialist Hospital was attended by Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham, Nay Pyi Taw Council Members Dr Paing Soe and U Phone Zaw Han and Deputy Minister for Health Dr Daw Thein Thein Htay.
In his address, the Vice President said the newly-opened hospital can provide orthopaedic services and surgeries, as well as emergency care to patients. He said the hospital’s services were greatly needed amid a rising number of road accidents.
Crash deaths in 2014 accounted for 8.4 percent of all deaths, he added, calling for more orthopaedic hospitals and strict safety measures in the country.
The vice president also said 89 percent of traffic accident victims did not receive emergency care before reaching the hospital, adding that giving proper care at the site of accidents could reduce crash deaths by 20-30 percent.
After the opening ceremony, the Vice President and party inspected the hospital and spoke words of encouragement to patients.
In Myanmar, 1,133 small and large hospitals including 28 specialist hospitals are in operation as of this June. Among them, only three are orthopaedic specialist hospitals.  MNA

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