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Thousands of MoU workers leave for Thailand monthly

 

Free Hep C treatment to be extended in Myitkyina, Mawlamyine

The hepatitis control project providing free treatment to hepatitis C patients will be extended this year at Myitkyina and Mawlamyine hospitals in addition to seven public hospitals in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Myanmar receives about $400 million in foreign health aid over two years

Myanmar had received about US$400 million in aid for health sector from the World Health Organisation, United Nations and other international organisations since the ruling government took offic

Latputta students face difficulty schooling after monsoon winds

PATHEIN- Due to the strong winds in Nyankwin village, Kanyin Kai village-tract, Pyinsalu, Latputta Township, Ayeyawady Region on June 9th, a building of Basic Education Primary School was collapsed, leading to difficulty in accommodating 67 students. 
 
The school authorities had reported damages to the respective government departments.
 

Two injured after a bridge in Kandawgyi Garden collapsed

Some parts of bridge in Kandawgyi Garden collapsed while people were walking on that bridge on July 8 morning.
A bridge connecting Khaymar Dipa Island and Pagan Lone island in Kandawgyi Garden collapsed while people were walking on the bridge, dunking 5 people in to the water.
“When we heard voices calling for help, we went there by boat and rescued them. Luckily, nobody drowned. We shouted at them to hold on to pillars of the bridge and then sent them to safety,” said a staff working in the Kandawgyi Garden.

About 40 Myanmar citizens arrested in Thai

Around 40 people were arrested in Thailand for holding fake visas within a week.
According to Myanmar migrant affairs personnel, Thai immigration should tighten up on checking those that visits Thailand since they applied for visas.

North Okkalapa General Hospital to get upgrade

 

North Okkalapa General Hospital (800 beds) will be upgraded into the 1500-bedded one, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.

The proposed master plan jointly drafted by the ministry and Spiral Architects & Planners was submitted at the meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw in the first week of July.

50 deaths on Yangon-Mandalay highway within six months

 

Between January and June this year, there were 232 traffic accidents on Yangon-Mandalay Highway, resulting in 50 deaths and 490 injuries, according to the highway traffic police in Nay Pyi Taw.

Crackdowns on unlicensed private clinics intensify

 

Private Health Care Services Supervisory Committee under Ministry of Health and Sports will conduct a surprise check on unlicensed private clinics in Yangon.

An area to keep containers to build in Thilawa port

 

An area to keep containers at the back of container and general cargo wharf in Thilawa port will be built, according to Myanma Port Authority (MPA).

The construction work of general cargo wharf aided by Japanese ODA loan will be finalized in coming December and ships can dock in early 2019, sources said.