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Int'l Collaboration: ASEAN Health Project Opened In Nay Pyi Taw

15 May 2019

International Collaboration Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgery for ASEAN Project between Rajavithi Hospital of Thailand and Central Hospital of Nay Pyi Taw took place on Wednesday.

Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe delivered an opening remark.

The project aims to develop in medical industry through exchanging experience among the experts.

Medical Superintendent, Nay Pyi Taw 1000-bedded General Hospital, Dr. Pa Pa said “Laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery has been performed at the respective hospitals here. In order to catch up with the modern techniques and to understand more on these techniques, we organized this project.” 

The project also aims for the new generation to keep abreast with the international experts, and provide the public with their skills.

Professor, Nay Pyi Taw Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Hospital, Dr. Mya Mya Aye said “These days, the endoscopic surgery can be performed at any situation. In Myanmar also, there are many specialist who can perform laparoscopic surgery for cancer cases.”

In-charge, Surgery Department (Nay Pyi Taw 1000-bedded General Hospital), Professor Dr. Naw Mar Thi said “We can ensure that our medical experts are well performing in surgical field skillfully. But we have weaknesses in technical support and training. So, we are a bit lagged behind compared with others. But we are striving to get the international standard. We will definitely meet it.”

The project will be held for three days, and surgical operations will be performed at Nay Pyi Taw 1000-bedded General Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Hospital and Eyes, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital.

Chairman, Rajavithi Hospital,  Dr. Sa-ardThreepongkaruna said “We have a program for ASEAN people. This is the medical service for ASEAN people that means we would cover our collaboration with Nay Pyi Taw Hospital in developing many aspects of medical specialties in like endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery in Myanmar. This will be the operation that goes on future.”

Plans are underway to sign MoU between the Rajavithi Hospital of Thailand and the Department of Medical Service to have an exchange programs.