Vice-Senior General Soe Win instructs members of Medical Corps to exchange experiences with international organizations

Vice-Senior General Soe Win urged members of the Tatmadaw Medical Crops to ex­change experiences with international organizations in order to further improve the healthcare services of the country.


Vice-chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Com­mander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win delivered an address at the ceremony to mark the centen­nial celebration of No 1 Military Hospital (700-bed), the centen­nial celebration, opening of the cancer radiation treatment ward and the 30th Myanmar Tatmadaw Medical Conference at the hos­pital in PyinOoLwin yesterday morning.


The Vice-Senior General highlighted that researchers from the Tatmadaw Medical Research Unit, the Defence Ser­vices Medical Academy, the De­fence Services Institute of Nurs­ing and Paramedical Sciences, military hospitals and medical battalions are conducting med­ical research meeting interna­tional standards for providing healthcare services to Tatmad­aw members and people.


Research findings were applied in diagnostic measures, treatment and preventive arenas to benefit the Tatmadaw and the State. Especially, research find­ings obtained during the Cov­id-19 pandemic period could be utilized in prevention, searching and treatment measures, secur­ing much success, he added.


The Vice-Senior General honoured members of medical services with fine traditions who made sacrifices in medical duties at the frontlines in the military operations of the Tat­madaw. Moreover, he noted that those medical staff gave health treatments to people during the ordinary period and actively par­ticipated in the medical services during the disaster period.


He continued that they served the medical duties in Chin State and Naga Self-Ad­ministered Zone for public health care services. So, their efforts prove their activities of uphold­ing the ethnic affairs of the Tat­madaw.


With regard to cancer treat­ment, the Vice-Senior General disclosed that medical equip­ment for radiation treatment has been installed at the No 1 Military Hospital (700-bed) in PyinOoLwin for cancer disease. As such, Tatmadaw members, families and people in the up­per Myanmar will have medical treatment for cancer diseases at the hospital, he added.


The Vice-Senior General ex­plained the history of the hospi­tal and its significant capacity, maintenance of 100-year-old historic buildings at the hospi­tal, and holding of the Myanmar Tatmadaw Medical Conference.


At the ceremony, Lt-Gen Ko Ko Oo of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), Commander Brig-Gen Kyi Khine and Director of Medical Servic­es Maj-Gen Ko Ko Lwin cut the ribbon to open the centennial celebration of No 1 Military Hos­pital (700-bed).


The Vice-Senior General un­veiled the signboard to mark the centenary No 1 Military Hospital (700-bed) and the cancer radia­tion treatment ward of the hos­pital and comforted the patients.


The Vice-Senior General and Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Maung Maung Aye presented prizes to outstanding Tatmadaw members.


With regard to the No 1 Mili­tary Hospital (700-bed), the Brit­ish established the British Mil­itary Hospital (25-bed) in 1923.


The hospital was reconsti­tuted as British Military Hospital (50-bed) in 1931, No 8 Military Hospital (100-bed) in 1943, No 1 Military Hospital (Maymyo) in 1946 and Burma Army Hospital (300-bed) in 1948. The facility was renamed Based Military Hos­pital (500-bed) in 1963 and No 1 Based Military Hospital (500- bed) in 1963. Moreover, it was upgraded to No 1 Based Military Hospital (700-bed) in 1986 and No 1 Military Hospital (700-bed) in 2002.


The Vice-Senior General met officer trainees, officer in­structors and families from Py­inOoLwin Station at the convoca­tion hall of the Defence Services Academy yesterday afternoon. — MNA/TTA