The 23rd meeting of the eleventh regular session of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw was held at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall of the Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
At the meeting asterisk marked questions were raised and answered, a report read and a motion discussed.
Asterisk marked questions
The first asterisk marked question of the day was posed by U Thet Naing Oo of Yebyu constituency who asked if there is a plan to allocate entry into universities of medicine all over the country in ratio to the population of the states and regions. Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun replied that the ministry does not handle this matter which was handled by Department of Human Resources for Health, Ministry of Health and Sports.
Department of Human Resources for Health, Ministry of Health and Sports adjust the minimum score required by matriculation students to study in universities of medicine all over the country according to maximum number of student acceptable and number of applications made. The selection is not dependent on which state or region the applicant is from. However, with an aim of all round development of remote, distant and self-administered regions, for those who were genuinely interested in the medical profession and are willing to return to their remote, distant and self-administer regions, regional allowance was provided by the State and the minimum scores were relaxed for six self-administered zones and division of
Naga, Danu, Pa-O, Palaung, Kokang and Wa. For academicyears 2012 to 2016 three per cent of the total numbers of students accepted to universities of
medicine were allocated to students from those regions while in 2017 about six per cent was accepted explained the Deputy Minister.
Next U Sai Maung Pwint of Tangyan constituency asked if there is a plan to remove three staff houses and construct 10 room 3-storey reinforced concrete building or a building with appropriate rooms for education personnel serving in No. 1 Basic Education High School in Tangyan Town. Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun replied that fund to construct a new 120×30 ft. steel structure single storey staff house will be earmarked in fiscal year 2019-2020 capital expenditure and constructed depending upon availability of fund.
Questions raised by U Ba Shein of Kyaukpyu constituency, U Kyaw Min Hlaing of Ottarathiri constituency, U Min Thein of Taungdwingyi
constituency, U Maung Maung of Htigyaing constituency and U Maung Maung Oo of Insein constituency were then answered by Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw and Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun.
Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee report read to the Hluttaw
Following the asterisk marked question session, Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee report was read by committee secretary U Kyaw Soe Lin. Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat then announced for Pyithu Hluttaw representatives who want to discuss the motion to enlist their names.
Hluttaw discusses motion on reducing occurrence of rabies in human and animals
A motion tabled by Dr. Than Aung Soe of Minhla constituency urging the Union Government to draw up plans in cooperation with local and foreign organisations to reduce occurrence of rabies in human and animals was discussed by Hluttaw representatives.
Dr. Khin Soe Soe Kyi of Pyay constituency, Dr. May Win Myint of Mayangon constituency, U Bo Bo Oo of Sangyoung constituency, Dr Daw Khin Sithu of Loikaw constituency, U Ye Lwin of Ahlon constituency, Dr. U San Shwe Win of Yekyi constituency, U Aung Kyaw Kyaw Oo of Hline constituency, Dr. U Myint Thein of Nyaunglebin constituency, U Toe Win of Tamway constituency, Tatmadaw representative Maj Win Min Tun and U Sein Myint of Myingyan constituency discussed the motion. In discussing the motion Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw said Ministry of Health and Sports Department of Public Health had been stocking up anti-rabies vaccines since 2012 and antibiotic since 2012 and providing free of charge treatment to affected persons in state/region public health departments, central level hospitals and township hospitals while Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department had cooperated with World Organisation for Animal Health since 2013 to prevent and control rabies.
Therefore the motion was proposed to be put on record said the Deputy Minister. As the motion proposer also told of putting the motion on record and to Keep In View (KIV) and there was no objection toward it, Hluttaw announced the motion being put on record and to KIV.
The 24th meeting of the eleventh regular session of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw will be held on 13 March.
By Aye Aye Thant (MNA)
(Translated by Zaw Min)