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Nurse’s uniforms discussed in Pyithu Hluttaw

The work clothing of some hospital employees is misleading and potentially dangerous, a Hluttaw representative said yesterday, because patients and others could mistake 4 monthtrained staffs for full-fledged nurses.

The hospital uniform issue was one of many subjects discussed at the 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw 5th Regular Session 10th Day Meeting. At yesterday’s Hluttaw meeting, Daw Yin Min Hlaing of Gangaw constituency put forward a motion asking for a way to differentiate among hospital employees who have varying amounts of medical training.

“Employing nurses who have only 4 months training dressed in scrubs in some private clinics and hospitals are very dangerous for patients and it does not comply with the law. It is prescribed in the law that uniforms for nurses are not allowed for those who are not acknowledged by the State.”

Daw Yin Min Hlaing, further explained that “in the health sector, there are five kinds nurses, health assistants, pharmacy, pharmacists and alternative medicines. Out of them, only nurses are appointed as upper division clerks with the others appointed as 2nd township head officers.”

Daw Yin Min Hlaing’s motion of urging the Government to upgrade the health sector of the State and reforming the country’s nursing world, which she said would re-vitalise the public health sector, was seconded by the Hluttaw.

Major General Than Htut, Deputy Minister for Border Affairs, replied to a question raised by U R Moe Hsi of Khaunglanphu constituency as to whether there are any arrangements to build an all-season road up to the village of Nyitardi and to repair the weather-damaged Khaunglanphu—Nyitardi Road.

“The 55-mile-long Khaunglanphu—Nyitardi Road was built in the financial year of 2013- 2014 with Ks 328.13 million from the border area development fund. Out of the 55 mile-long road, a 10-mile section which located in the Department of Development of Border Areas and National Races will be repaired in fiscal year 2018-2019”, Major General Than Htut said.

U Win Khaing, Union Minister for Construction, replied to a question raised by U Kyaw Soe of Bamauk constituency as to where mile and furlong concrete posts will be erected on the Indaw-Bamauk-Mansi Road.

“The road is 39 miles and 6 furlongs long from mile stone 37/0 to 76/6. The above-said mile posts are systematically re-erected with 65 kilometer posts in substitution. Within mile post 37/0 to 76/6, there are 96 concrete bridges, 3 bailey bridges and 33 wooden bridges. All are numbered in serial”, U Win Khaing said.

Afterward, Union Minister U Win Khaing replied to a question raised by U Nyan Lin of Shwepyitha constituency as to whether there are any arrangements to build tar roads or concrete roads instead of earthen paths, to dig road-side drainage channels and underground drainage channels.

“Depending upon the budget allotment in the coming financial years, remaining parts of the earthen roads will be upgraded into tar or concrete roads, as will the drainage channels, depending upon the budget allotment”, U Win Khaing said.

U Win Khaing, Union Minister for Construction and Major General Than Htut, deputy minister for Border Affairs replied to the questions raised by U Khin Maung Myint of Yaksawk constituency, U Aung Kyaw Zan of Pauktaw constituency, U Sai Ngaung Hsaing Hein of Maukmai constituency, Daw Nan Kham Aye of Namtu constituency and U Aye Naing of Dagon Myothit (south).

At the 10th day meeting, a motion urging the Union Government to hold sports competitions after drawing up sports calendars from rural areas to urban areas and from basic education schools to universities and colleges, with a view to producing national-level sportsmen with the development of Myanmar’s sports, presentation of the annual report of the Pyithu Hluttaw National Ethnic Affairs & Internal Peace Implementation Committee and discussions and approval of Inland Waterway Transport Law (draft) approved and sent by Amyotha Hluttaw were performed.

Reference: GNLM

June 8, 2017

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