16 September 2020
Authorities and medical professionals have been making efforts for COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment. In Yangon Region, COVID-19 infection rate is increasing.
The Regional Government is making efforts together with the Ministry of Health and Sports to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to house the infected people and those who have close contacts with them at the quarantine centres.
Chief Minister, Yangon Region Government, Phyo Min Thein said “Public participation plays crucial role in cooperation works. As we have witnessed participation of public in Yangon Region, I hope that we are able to control the COVID-19 in next three weeks. I also want to urge our people to join with us for this situation. I want them to follow Stay-at-Home order and other programmes not to go outside for unnecessary reasons, washing hands and wearing masks. If the individuals follow these programmes, we could control the disease in Yangon Region to a certain extent.”
Currently, there are 31 quarantine centres in Yangon Region. It is still possible to accommodate more than the current number of patients as many spaces are left. The Chief Minister added. Regarding the treatment process, medical doctors from states and regions arrived to control the situation in Yangon. People in Yangon have now been following COVID-19 guidelines.
Rector, University of Medicine (1), Yangon, Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said “More common people are found wearing masks this week. Traffic congestion has declined. They follow the rules. They avoid public gatherings and they stay apart from each other. We didn’t see them eating or drinking in groups.
If they continue to maintain these practices in next two or three weeks, the pandemic will be under control in Yangon. Living this way could save lives. The disease can’t infect healthy young people or those in good strength. However, it can attack more people with poor immune system.”
The Rector stressed that it’s not true that there are not enough doctors for patients.
As regions and states are working in full cooperation, the doctor-to-patient ratio is quite reasonable. Healthcare service is in full swing in Phaunggyi, Waibargi Hospital and South Okkalapa Hospital.
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