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November 20, 2019

Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe attends opening ceremony of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe encourages a patient seeking treatment at the cardiac intensive care unit in the 1000-bed General Hospital in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe encourages a patient seeking treatment at the cardiac intensive care unit in the 1000-bed General Hospital in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe attended an opening ceremony of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at 1000-bed General Hospital in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe said cardiac related diseases are not like any other diseases as without timely and systematic treatment, patients can lose their lives. Hence, the opening of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and treating cardiovascuts disease is an important occasion because it will bring huge benefits to the people. He then thanked and put on record the efforts of the superintendent, doctors, nurses, technicians and staffs of 1000-bed Nay Pyi Taw General Hospital, specialists and officials from Yangon General Hospital, University of Medicine (Mandalay) and North Okkalapa General Hospital. The Union Minister also told of the requirement to train next generation doctors, nurses and experts to use and maintain the equipment and machinery in the laboratory. A training room full of learning aids should be established in Nay Pyi Taw General Hospital to conduct medical subject training and the ministry will provide the necessary support.
He said contact should be established with international universities and organisations for further development of Nay Pyi Taw General Hospital and all should think out of the box and work toward for both short term gain and long term gains. Next, hospital superintendent Dr. Pa Pa explained about establishing the Cardiac Catherization Laboratory.
Afterwards the Union Minister, Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Tin Htun, Ministry of Health and Sports Permanent Secretary Dr. Thet Khaing Win and officials cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. They then toured the laboratory and encouraged patients in cardiac intensive care unit.
Cardiac catheterization machine was established at a cost of Ks 1.44 billion on 30 September and 8 cardiovascuts disease patients had been successfully operated with the machine on 4 and 5 October it is learnt. —MNA

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