Action to be taken against unlicensed private health businesses

During a meeting with heads of offices of township medical services department in Yangon on 17 February, Dr Myat Wunna Soe, the Secre­tary of the Central Committee for Private Healthcare Ser­vices and Director-General of the Department of Medical Services, stated that private healthcare services without proper licences will face legal action.


He emphasized that town­ship officers of Medical Servic­es Department must ensure that no healthcare services operate without licences in their respective townships. They should facilitate the ap­plication process for licences if needed and take appropri­ate action against non-com­pliance with regulations. Furthermore, he stressed the importance of delivering quality healthcare services at reasonable costs.


As secretaries of the township healthcare servic­es supervisory committees, the heads of township medical services department have the authority to approve business licences, oversee licence re­newal, conduct periodic field inspections, and ensure health businesses adhere to the con­ditions outlined in their licenc­es. — TWA/TKO