Medical aids for COVID-19 prevention, containment and treatment and foodstuff donated for local people and government staff of Paletwa
Nay Pyi Taw June 3
Security troops are carrying out area peace and stability operations and enforcing the rule of law in Paletwa region of Chin State as AA terrorists had been cutting off road links, disturbing Paletwa-Mezoram road and Paletwa bridge which are the facilities for development of Paletwa, threatening the security of Paletwa, and committing other destructive activities since the early 2020.
In their endeavours to open the roads for local people who were facing food shortages due to blockages, the security troops could reopen Paletwa-Hsamee road and Paletwa-Kyauktaw road in April. Although roads have been opened, AA terrorists set up strongholds on nearby Point-602, Point-565 and Point-540 strategic hills in attacking Paletwa area and looting the supplies donated by Chin State government and well-wishers and the WFP through intimidation and other means. So, the security troops continued their area control operations with relentless efforts, and the Tatmadaw captured all those hills on 31 May.
During the military operations against Point-602, Point-565 and Point-540 hills, medical aids for COVID-19 prevention, containment and treatment were sent to the local military unit in advance, and officials of the unit donated the medical aids and food for the locals at the Kimo Hall in Paletwa this evening. Township administrator U Aung Lunt Ha of Township General Administration Department and responsible persons accepted the donations. Then, a meeting was held and the discussions were centred on the sufferings of the people caused by blockages and armed attacks against the town by AA terrorists and regional development undertakings. Then, the medical aids for COVID-19 prevention, containment and treatment and food for the People’s Hospital of Paletwa were handed over again to Dr Soe Thet Win and officials at the hospital. Afterwards, officials presented nutritious food, medical teams conducted health checks, and disinfection was sprayed at the public places in Paletwa.
Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) donated 2,000 surgical masks, 200 pairs of surgical gloves, 50 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE), five goggles, one non-contact thermometer, 20 bottles of hand-sanitizer (500 ml), one container of bleaching powder, one BP Cuff, one sprayer tank, five sets of spray suits and 2,000 cloth masks as medial aids for COVID-19 prevention, containment and treatment for locals and departmental personnel of Paletwa. In order to broaden and intensify the COVID-19 prevention, containment and treatment campaigns in Rakhine and Chin states, the Tatmadaw has been dispatching medical teams comprising specialist physicians, medics and nurses and medical aids, providing township hospitals, station hospitals and rural health centres in places such as Paletwa, Sittway, Ann, Buthidaung, Maungtaw, Yathedaung, Kyaukpyu, Yanbye, Manaung, Kyauktaw, MraukU, Minbya and Ponnagyun townships, with medical aids for COVID-19 prevention and containment and treatment and food, conducting COVID-19 prevention activities in public places and holding health awareness talks since 9 May 2020.
The Tatmadaw donated 45,000 surgical masks, 5,000 pairs of surgical gloves, 1,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE), 100 goggles, ten non-contact thermometers, 500 units of hand-sanitizer (500 ml), 15 containers of bleaching powder, 10 BP Cuff, 20 sprayer tanks, 100 sets of spray suits and 30,000 cloth masks in Rakhine State during the period from 9 May to this date.