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The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Liver Foundation aims for countrywide hepatitis inoculations

Hepatitis B vaccinations have been ramped up around the country over the past 10 months under a dual Liver Foundation and Ministry of Health project.

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Mandate set for peace bodies

The President’s Office yesterday released the mandate and composition of the government’s peace bodies in the run-up to the “21st-century Panglong Conference”.

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Collapsed drainage canal wall to be rebuilt

Yangon City Development Committee is repairing a retaining wall in Sanchaung township that collapsed due to heavy rainfall on May 22 and put nearby residential buildings at risk.

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UEC starts voter list corrections in Kyauktada

Kyauktada township in Yangon will be used as a testing ground for correcting the 2015 voter list, the Union Election Commission said.

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Nationalists complain about hotel staff attire

Nationalist monks are taking issue with hotels that make their lobby staff dress in historic costumes.

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Could water taxis solve Yangon’s traffic?

Introducing water taxis could relieve Yangon city congestion, a region MP told parliament yesterday in what some saw as the latest far-fetched proposal to solve the traffic issue.

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Health ministry looks for 1000 doctors

The Ministry of Health is direly short on doctors, and a new plan to recruit 1000 more will barely begin to staunch the gap, according to government officials.

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With increase of patients, doctors want data on gastric disease

Doctors fear a highly spiced country diet could be contributing to the spread of colitis, a painful gastric disease that appears to be increasing, particularly in rural areas. Health experts say they are braced for a rise in the number of cases.

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Animal lovers collect signatures to stop dog poisoning

Killing dogs violates the precepts of Buddhism, a leading monk has told the regional government as part of a sustained effort by activists to stop the city authorities poisoning strays.

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Police interview roommate in murder case

Police are interviewing a suspect accused of stabbing to death a man whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in Thingangyun township, Yangon Region, on May 19.

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