Monday, May 15, 2017

Operating room to be opened at Maungtaw hospital

May 14, 2017
A modern operation theatre in Maungtaw District Hospital, Rakhine State, will be opened in June, the first of its kind in the region, it is learnt from Maungtaw District Hospital.

The increased level of care will be a much-needed boost to the healthcare of the local people of Maungtaw District, medical officials said.

“Currently there is no patient of special case in this hospital. Only a few patients with common cases of ordinary illness, childbirth cases, cases of child asthma, malaria and tuberculosis are now taking treatment in the hospital”, said , Dr. Soe Aung Than, a surgeon at Maungtaw District Hospital. “We, the doctors here, are providing proper treatment regardless of race and religion. With the aid from the State and NGOs, patients are given necessary medicine free of charge as much as possible. Patients have to buy only medicines which we don’t have in the hospital. We provide care for patients without any prejudice or favouritism.”

Maungtaw District Hospital has one medical superintendent, five assistant doctors, a  specialist surgeon, an anaesthesia specialist, an obstetrics and gynaecology specialist and 20 nurses giving 24-hour healthcare to the people of Maungtaw. There are also three hospitals at the village tract level at Alethangyaw, Kyainechaung and Aungthebye villages in Maungtaw District.

Since Thitagu Sayadaw Dr. Ashin Nyanissara has donated a generator and accessory instruments for a surgical theatre to the Maungtaw District Hospital, the operation theatre will be opened and advanced medical care will become available to the local people. Modern medical apparatus such as an anaesthesia machine and electronic surgical instruments has been handed over to the hospital. After some renovation of the building, the operation theatre will be opened in June.

“I have been referred to this hospital from Buthidaung hospital just two days ago. The specialist doctor tells me that I need to undergo an operation. I don’t know when. The doctors are coming every day at 9am for inspection. Buthidaung hospital refers me to this Maungtaw District Hospital to get better administration if I need to undergo an operation.” said a patient.

Maungtaw District Hospital was designated as a 50-bed hospital, but the hospital has regularly handled incoming patients beyond the hospital’s capacity and it is planned to be expanded to a 100-bed hospital. The expansion of the four-storey building is also going to include housing for the hospital staff under the State budget.

Maung Sein Lwin (Myanma Alinn)

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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