Medical experts from People’s Liberation Army of China and Tatmadaw exchange views on control and treatment of COVID-19

Medical experts from People’s Liberation Army of China and Tatmadaw exchange views on control and treatment of COVID-19

Nay Pyi Taw  April  24

 An exchange meeting on pre-vention and treatment of COVID-19 between medical experts from the People’s Liberation Army of China and the Myanmar Tatmadaw was held at the Defence Services General Hospital (1000-bed) in Mingaladon Township this afternoon.

Present at the discussions were Commandant Brig-Gen Myint Zaw of  Defence Services General Hospital (1000-bed) and Tatmadaw medical experts, six medical experts led by Dr. Bai Chong of the People’s Li-beration Army of China, Chinese Military Attaché to Myanmar Senior Colonel Xiong Shaowei and officials.

 First, Commandant Brig-Gen Myint Zaw expressed words of appreciation for donation of medical supplies and equipment to be used in prevention and treatment of COVID-19 from the People’s Libe-ration Army of China to the Tatma-daw. Then, medical experts from the Tatmadaw explained measures taken by the Tatmadaw against the outbreak and for prevention of COVID-19 in the country, prepara-tions of hospitals and medical supplies and equipment for positive patients, cooperation of the Tatma-daw in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 with the Ministry of Health and Sports and collaboration of Tatmadaw medical services in COVID-19 Hospital (Phaunggyi). Afterwards, medical experts from the People’s Liberation Army of China explained measures for conducting tests and confirma-tion of the virus, disinfection of the environs, containment of the disease, surveillance of the pandemics, personal prevention of the disease and organizing training courses for treatment of COVID-19.

 After the meeting, medical experts from the People’s Liberation Army of China and the Tatmadaw posed for documentary photographs.

 The team of medical experts from the People’s Liberation Army of China will conduct tests for COVID-19 through PCR method for two weeks in Yangon and will offer medical machinery and technical assistance.

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