Mawlamyine, January (29)

People with disabilities are no longer able to receive medical treatment due to economic crises and challenges in making  livelihoods during the two years of the military coup in the entire country, according to volunteers who assist the disabled.

People with disabilities are facing major problems such as the exorbitant increase in the price of basic foodstuff, the scarcity of employment opportunities, and the high cost of general expenses driven by the military coup.

Disabled people, on the other hand, are losing basic rights and health care as a result of the military council.

As a result, people with disabilities who have no income are at risk of dying because they cannot get medical treatment for their health, said an aid worker.

In addition, people with disabilities are more likely to be fired from companies and workplaces, and people with disabilities who run small businesses are forced to close their businesses due to high prices.

Some disabled people are currently unable to take care of their own health, which has an impact on their mental health, due to food shortages and a lack of employment opportunities, while others are begging to survive.

People with disabilities have lost all their rights, including access to education, health care, and employment opportunities, after the military coup, and are struggling even to make ends meet.

It is necessary to solve the crises faced by the disabled people in time, otherwise, the people with disabilities may suffer mentally and physically, and there is a risk of increasing the number of deaths, said those who are helping the disabled.

According to the 2019 Inter-censal survey, 12.8 percent of the population in Myanmar is disabled, and this proportion may rise as a result of the ongoing conflict, according to the organizations supporting the disabled.

News-Than Lwin Times

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