Thursday, August 17, 2017

Yangon General Hospital upgrade

New departments, 500 more beds, additional services … but the pressure’s still on as patients keep flooding in

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Medical tourism made easy

Some foreign medical centres take care of everything, from first free consultation right up to accommodation, visa and even a chartered flight if needed

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How the aged in Myanmar view death

The Myanmar Times spent some time with the elderly at the Little Sisters Home for the Aged in Yangon to see how they cope with the feeling of isolation and how they perceive mortality, the inevitable part of life. 

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What people in their 90s really think about death

Across the developed world more people are living longer, which of course means more get to be extremely old by the time they die. Nearly half of all deaths in the United Kingdom are in people aged 85 or older, up from only one in five just 25 years ago.

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What do people want from public healthcare services?

Successive governments in Myanmar failed to address the healthcare needs of the public. Now, people are interested to see how the National League for Democracy-led government will resolve this issue. Here are some views from the ground:

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Taking chances with your medicine

Despite stringent rules, officials don’t really know how much illegal and fake medication is in the market – they suspect it’s a lot

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Quicker health tests here and now

More private medical labs are increasingly better equipped to handle growing demand, say industry insiders

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