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February 20, 2020

Soft opening of Daw Khin Kyi Women’s Hospital

Head of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Song Tao presents the bouquet to NLD patron U Tin Oo at the Yangon People’s Hospital Photo: MNA

A soft opening ceremony of Daw Khin Kyi Women’s Hospital, a Myanmar-China friendship hospital, was held yesterday morning at the hospital in the Bogyoke Museum Road, in Bo Cho Ward-1 in Bahan Township, Yangon where Daw Khin Kyi Women Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Daw Thin Yu Zaw explained about the hospital history and the reason for donating the hospital and Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein delivered an opening speech.
Next, Head of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China H.E. Mr. Song Tao said support is always provided for socio economic development of Myanmar and its people and non-government organisations of China were always asked to come to Myanmar and conduct works that benefits the people. Afterward, the Head of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China, Yangon Region Chief Minster, wife of Chinese ambassador to Myanmar and Ministry of Health and Sports permanent secretary pressed a button to unveil a commemorative plaque of the Myanmar-China friendship hospital – Daw Khin Kyi Women’s Hospital – and took a commemorative group photo.
At the event, China Foundation for Peace and Development secretary-general Mr. Xu Jian Guo donated a car and National League for Democracy presented photographs of Daw Khin Kyi as a commemoration of the donation.
Mr. Song Tao, U Phyo Min Thein and guests attending the event then toured the hospital construction and viewed the hospital equipment.
The hospital is 84 years old and it was named Tower Lane Women’s Hospital in 1947, governed by the 13-member board chaired by Daw Khin Kyi, wife of Bogyoke Aung San, and was renamed Bahan Women’s Hospital in 1992 and was tranformed into the 50-bed hospital 2011.
Work on renovation of the old building and on construction one two-story building started on 22 February this year at the cost of US$ 2 million funded by the Chinese government.
After this, Mr Song Tao and party met with Yangon Region government in Chatrium Hotel, Tamway Township. Mr Song Tao party then visited Yangon People’s Hospital. and encouraged National League for Democracy patron U Tin Oo who was undergoing treatment there.

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