52 contract clinics of SSB in operation meeting international standard

A total of 52 contract clinics that have signed under an agreement with Social Security Board are operating in accordance with the international standards, accord­ing to Union Minister for Labour U Myint Naung.


The Union minister ex­plained above statement during a meeting held on 1 December with officials of the contract clinic regarding the conditions of providing medical treatment for the insured workers at the clinics that have signed under an agreement with the Social Security Board.


In April 2018, contract clinics were opened using the interna­tionally successful Provider Pur­chaser Split (Capitation Payment) system. At present, twenty-four capitation payment system con­tract clinics and twenty-eight fee for service payment contract clinics have been opened. Due to the fact that female workers are about two-thirds of the covered insured workers, additional ser­vices for obstetrics and Specialist OG OPD Care including mater­nity services were provided with twelve contract clinics/labour rooms. The Union minister also urged all to make efforts to im­prove the appearance of workers’ hospitals and to improve service passionately.


SSB is providing two main processes of Providing Free Medical Care and Providing Cash Benefits, in order to fully meet the health service needs of insured workers, in addition to the work­ers’ hospitals, township social welfare clinics owned by the SSB, contract hospitals/clinics have been opened in cooperation with the private sector.


Since 2015, SSB has been joining hands with Carewell Med­ical Co Ltd in operating group-owned clinics to provide medical services including medical man­agement services, replenishment of necessary medical staff, drugs and medical equipment. — TWA/ TKO