More vaccinations against encephalitis would be given to children in Rakhine State starting in January in order to prevent children from the debilitating and deadly disease, said U Nyi Pu, Chief Minister of Rakhine State Government. Speaking at the ceremony to announce the mass vaccination programme held at the meeting hall of the Office of Rakhine State Government yesterday he said that “Encephalitis is an infectious disease which is caused by a viral infection, mostly spread by mosquitoes, and such cases were found mostly in Rakhine State.
THE Regional Health department is currently providing health care to residents for diseases caused by water in flooding affected areas of Mandalay region, according to local official Dr.Win Naing.
Twelve townships out of 28 were flooded in Mandalay region. The water level had receded in 7 townships, but 5 townships remain flooded.
“Health staff are on stand-by to give treatment in flood-hit areas 24/7. Currently the staff are preventing the possible onset of water-borne diseases in receded areas.” said Dr. Win Naing.
TATMADAW members of Yangon Region Military Command on Monday provided food to flood victims from Nyaungdon Township of Ayeyawady and Taikkyi Township of Yangon Region. The flood victims were then relocated by service members.
Soldiers also shored up Uto-Ahphyauk road in Yangon Region with sandbags.
A mobile medical team of the Yangon Region Command provided healthcare services to flood victims who took shelter in Kyaiklat Monastery, Nyaungdon Township.
Office of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services
Reports of deaths from an unknown disease in some villages of the Sagaing Region has prompted public health officers to rush to the areas.
Twenty-five people were reported dead in Htankhawlama village of Lahel township between 6 June and 4 August, with the health workers saying that the symptoms included fever, coughing, headache, stomach ache and rash.
HEAVY rain and strong winds damaged homes and leveled trees in several villages in Minbya Township, Rakhine State, on Thursday, 9 June.
As of Friday, 10 June, Tatmadaw personnel from the Western Command have been providing assistance by clearing debris, repairing homes and removing the fallen trees from roads.
The mobile medical team of the Western Command donated food and medicines to local people and provided healthcare services.— Office of the Commander of Defence Services
Maternal health and childcare practices were discussed in Namsam in the Palaung Self-Administered Zone, Shan State, on 10 October.
The event was sponsored by CESVI, an Italian NGO.
CESVI official Dr Zaw Win Aung gave a lecture on the necessary health measures during pregnancy, during birth and while caring for infants.
The two-day training course was attended by 27 participants, including health personnel, civil society groups and rural health volunteers. —U Aung Moe
Young people with amblyopia, a condition also known as lazy eye, will receive free eye surgery thanks to one monk’s kindness
Khaing Thanda Lwin
NEARLY 200 young people with amblyopia, including 112 children, are set to receive free eye surgery at Shwe Yatu Tipitaka Eye Hospital in Sagaing Region in November.
YANGON — The Kanbawza Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation donated K100 million (US$76,441) to the Luyichuan (“outstanding student”) Free Clinic in New Hlaingthaya Township, Yangon.
The clinic has 28 doctors, 17 of whom are 17 specialists. The clinic has treated approximately 13,000 patients free of charge since it was founded in August 2014 by a group of outstanding medical graduates and private donors.
KALAY — The Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association has sponsored a training course in Kalay Township, which began on September 12.
The course focuses on emergency healthcare training and aims to allow healthcare volunteers in the area, which was heavily damaged by flooding last month, to carry out rehabilitation efforts more efficiently.
KYANGIN — Major General Parinya Khoonnasee and members of the Royal Thai Army medical delegation provided free orthopedic and general medical treatment to patients at Kyangin township hospital in Hinthada District, Ayeyawady Region, on 2 September.
The Thai Army’s medical team was accompanied by Ministry of Health officials and assisted by Township Administrator U Phyo Min Htaik and departmental officials.
A total of 516 flood victims were treated by the medical team.
NAY PYI TAW—Students at the Basic Education High School (branch) in Yepya Village in Pobbathiri Township were given free dental and medical check-ups on 2 September. The checdk-ups were provided by the township Public Health Department’s dentist Dr Thit Thit Ko, nurses and staff from the village health branch.
A total of 323 students were also provided with free medicines.
Major General Parinya Khoonnasee and other members of the Royal Thai Army travelled with Myanmar Health Ministry officials to the severely flooded delta township of Myanaung on Monday.
Free medical treatment was provided to more than 560 patients, including children, at the local hospital.
The delegation also visited nearby Kaungmyattaw village and donated mosquito repellants and water purification tablets.—Win Bo (Township IPRD)
Yangon, 30 Aug — A Mahachai-based organization for Myanmar workers in Thailand recently donated K4 million to buy cooking oil for disaster victims in Ayeyawady Region via Ayeyawady Foundation.
The organization in cooperation with Myanmar-Thai Cultural and Economic Cooperation Association on 26 August handed over relief supplies worth more than K30 million to officials of Ayeyawady Foundation and Tomorrow Journal.
Haka, 28 Aug—Kanbawza Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation, together with Chin State Chief Minister U Hong Ngai and State Education Officer Daw Win Kyi, donated relief supplies and K1 million each on 27 August to victims of the recent landslides in Chin State’s Haka Township.
A total of 517 houses in Haka collapsed in the landslides. The foundation also donated K582.5 million for the reconstruction of 10 basic education schools through Chin State Education Officer Daw Win Kyi.
By Ko Moe
Yangon, 27 Aug— A medical team from Thailand arrived at Mindaladon airbase on Thursday morning and flew to Hinthada to provide healthcare assistance for flood victims in the delta region over the next week.
The team includes surgeons, pediatricians, specialists, GPs, nurses and 29 other health staff and it will work in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.
The team will treat patients at Kyatkun Station Hospital, Dabi Station Hospital as well as in Zalun, Myanaung, Laymyethna, Ingapu and Kyangin Townships.
Nay Pyi Taw, 21 Aug—Emergency response squads from the Public Health Department and specialists from Kalay General Hospital provided healthcare services to local residents in flood affected areas of Kalay Township in Sagaing Region on Thursday.
Wells and tanks were chlorinated, along with other works aimed at improving sanitation levels.
Meanwhile, members of the Traditional Medicine Department treated residents in Sagaing region, in addition to those in Chin and Rakhine states and Magway and Ayeyawady regions.
Nay Pyi Taw, 11 Aug — Medical teams are currently on field trips in floodhit areas, giving health care to residents while the Health Ministry is making efforts for reopening of health care facilities there. The flooding in recent memory destroyed and damaged medicines and health care facilities including six township-level hospitals, 10 station hospitals and more than 15 rural heath centre and its 118 branches nationwide.
Kalay, 6 Aug — To supply relief aids to flood victims in Kalay region, cargo aircraft C-130 of India air force led by Wing Commander Gopi Mohan arrived at Kalay airport Thursday afternoon.
Major General Min Naung, Commander of North-West Command, welcomed the Indian team while Sagaing region minister for transport U Aung Zaw Oo and party accepted relief aid.
For the first time the Indian aircraft carried 180 sacks of rice, 59 boxes of medicine and instant noodle.
Myingyan, 3 Aug — Flood evacuees from Myingyan Township, Mandalay Region, began moving to relief camps Sunday.
District deputy commissioner U Myint Thin Aung and officials visited four camps where 1,967 people and 351 animals were being accommodated.
Medical teams provided healthcare, while purified water suppliers donated drinking water to the evacuees.
Local authorities have 40 motorboats for carrying out rescue and relief works for flood victims from 26 villages.—Zaw Min Naing (Myingyan
Nyaunglebin, 3 Aug — Madauk town in Nyaunglebin Township, Bago Region, encounters flash flooding caused by overflow of Sittoung River in July.
Township authorities opened three relief camps where flood victims are accommodated at Taingtaya,
Wuntha and Dagundaing monasteries.