Cigarettes and betel nut – barriers to hospital cleanliness

Daw Cherry Kyaw has been a cleaner at the Yangon General Hospital for nine years. She takes care of the stairwell and entryways of the main building. She cleans the stairs at 8am and 1pm every day and quietly complains of having to clear the floor of cigarette butts and betel spittle. It should take […]

Singapore and Myanmar Healthcare Professionals Team Up to Improve Standards of Trauma Care in Yangon

Singapore International Foundation (SIF), Yangon General Hospital (YGH) and Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) launched a three-year healthcare training project in Yangon on August 31. The aim of the Comprehensive Trauma Rehabilitation Care Project is to improve the overall quality of trauma rehabilitation care in Myanmar which will in turn benefit 30,000 patients in the greater […]

Medicos discuss rising trend of people seeking treatment abroad

A former UN adviser said that a rising number of Myanmar citizens are seeking medical treatment abroad because they do not trust the country’s medical facilities and services. U Aung Tun Thet, a retired UN senior adviser and chief coordinator of Union Enterprise, said the increasing number of patients going abroad causes an outflow of […]

Yangon suspends property project near Mya Yeik Nyo Royal Hotel

Residents are objecting to a real estate development project earmarked for construction near the Mya Yeik Nyo Royal Hotel at Pale Street, Bahan township, as it is near Kokkine reservoir, which supplies water to nine townships in Yangon. Locals are concerned about potential damage to the reservoir and water pumping station, as well as obstruction […]

Botahtaung jetty project terminated over environmental impact

THE construction of a multi-purpose jetty on Botahtaung Pagoda road in Yangon will be terminated due to its negative impacts on the environment, Transportation and Communications Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung said yesterday at the Pyithu Hluttaw. The parliament was unanimous in accepting the proposal calling for an end to the project, with representatives […]

Parliament backs Parkway Hospital suspension

THE Pyithu Hluttaw approved a proposal to suspend the lease of a 4.3-acre plot owned by the Ministry of Health near Yangon General Hospital, which was originally slated to house a private Parkway Hospital, at a parliamentary session yesterday. Lawmakers called for the suspension of the lease of land for the private hospital during their […]

NLD reps propose suspension, review of Parkway hospital project

A parliamentary committee has recommended the incoming Yangon Region government suspend two approved projects on state land, including a US$70 million private hospital development. U Kyaw Zeya, secretary of the Yangon Region Finance, Planning and Economic Committee, said the projects should be halted immediately and reviewed by the parliament and government once the new administration, […]

Magway University medical students denounce private hospital project in Yangon

  Students from the Magway University of Medicine issued a statement calling for the cancellation of the lease of a land plot near Yangon General Hospital between Bogyoke Raod and Pyi Road for the construction of a private hospital. The statement says: “The plot was initially meant to be the site of expansions of the […]

Medics to submit ‘Parkway’ petition

Health-care sources say doctors and other medical professionals will submit a petition against the decision by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) to lease out state-owned land in Yangon to private investors. The petition, to be submitted today (Saturday), is signed by many academics, doctors, nurses and students. It calls […]

Private hospital to be built on govt land

A large plot owned by the Ministry of Health in front of the University of Nursing at the corner of Bogyoke Aung San and Pyay roads in central Yangon has been leased for a private hospital, according to a source at the Myanmar Investment Commission. It is reported that the monthly land rental is Ks181 […]