Health services deteriorating under military regime

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Mawlamyine, January (19)

Almost two years after the military coup, Myanmar’s health system is still not functioning normally, and the service is getting worse, the residents and the volunteers told Than Lwin Times.

As a result of the non-violent Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), the shortage of doctors and nurses in hospitals, inadequate medicines and supplies, and poor management in junta-controlled hospitals have become a major challenge for health services.

Hospital health services were drastically cut during the military council, and emergency patients were only seen by medical personnel in their spare time, a rescue worker said.

 In addition, if an emergency patient goes to the hospital, the health workers do not treat them immediately, but only treat them when the patient’s owner is present, and dead bodies are also accepted with a death certificate issued by the police.

After receiving treatment, a patient complained that he had to wait a long time to be treated at the hospital and that the medical staff were also unfriendly.

Because the hospitals do not provide immediate treatment to patients as before, people do not receive timely medical treatment, and there are cases of unnecessary deaths.

The military council, on the other hand, is arresting CDM doctors and nurses and threatening private hospitals not to hire them.

News-Than Lwin Times

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