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March 01, 2018

Pyithu Hluttaw continues for second day with discussions on public health services

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THE second Pyithu Hluttaw’s second regular session continued into its second day with lawmakers holding discussions on public health services and other parliamentary activities yesterday.
Regarding a question on whether there is a plan to build a 100-bed hospital in Dagon Myothit (South) Township, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htway replied that the already-built 25-bed hospital will be upgraded into a 50-bed with eight specialised treatment services during this fiscal year.
The Union minister pointed out that the township, formed with 32 wards and with a population of 296,979, has one township hospital, one station hospital, two regional health centres and two rural health centres providing health care services to the local people while the 500-bed ThingangyunSanpya Hospital is situated to the west of the township and the 200-bed Thanlyin District Hospital to the south.
Next, the Union minister pledged to upgrade the 25-bed hospital in Mong Pyin Township into a 50-bed centre while responding to a question fromPyithuHluttaw representative U Sai Tun Sein.
He added that all 25-bed health facilities in regions and states are set to be upgraded into 50-bed centres under the National Plan running from 2016-2017 FY to 2020-2021 FY.
ThePyithuHluttaw approved the amendment bill to the Anti-Corruption Law sent by Amyotha Hluttaw with amendments.
Afterwards, Moenyin Township Pyithu Hluttaw representative Daw San San Ei submitted a proposal calling on the Union government to expand the organisational set-up of the Public Health Department to ensure that all people can access health care services.

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