Mawlamyine, April (7)

The number of people with disabilities has risen across the country in more than a year since the military takeover, according to advocates assisting the disabled.

Those who were shot during anti-military dictatorship protests, those who participated in the Spring Revolution, and those who were struck by a weapon while fleeing the war were among the disabled.

According to a disability advocate, the number of disabled persons has increased by hundreds in the more than a year since the military coup, and disabled people are more likely to be in severe condition due to a lack of timely medical treatment.

“Car accidents, train accidents, landmines, stabbings, and shootings have left people crippled.

There are possibly hundreds of man-made accidents, as far as we know. For these individuals, prompt and adequate treatment is required. He went on to say that delays in treatment can lead to even more severe handicap.

In addition, people with disabilities do not have access to comprehensive health care. The economic downturn has made it harder for them to make a living.

According to the 2019 by-census, there are 12.8 million people with disabilities in Myanmar.

News – Than Lwin Times

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