3 December 2019
The first ever Medical skill, simulation and research center opens in Yangon on Monday.
The center was opened by the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi, Union Ministers and concerned officials.
According to the officials, the project for the center started since December 2017 and completed in September 2019.
The 8 storey building will consist of necessary training facilities, apply IT and digital technology in medical education, and many more to develop Myanmar’s medical industry, Rector of the University of Medicine (1) said.
He also stressed on the future work plans for the continual development of the center.
Rector, University of Medicine (1), Yangon, Prof. Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said “Previously we can simulate only in our mind before treating to patient as we don’t have this kind of center. Patient safety is very important. So emerging of this kind of training center can not only promote patient safety culture but also help to practice repeatedly on manikins and simulators before patient management. The center will also provide competency based training facilities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The overall cost for the center is 12 Billion kyats both from government budgets and donors support.”
Union Minister for the Ministry of Health and sports Dr. Myint Htwe stressed the importance of the center for the development of Myanmar’s medical industry.
Union Minister, Ministry of Health and Sports, H.E. Dr. Myint Htwe said “I want to thank to those who worked hard to make it happened. This simulation lab will bring greater benefits for Myanmar’s healthcare sector. This is the first ever training center for the country. So I’m very pleased and believed this center will help a lot to develop the industry. It’s a significant milestone for Myanmar medical industry. But we also need to work together for maintain it and work on the continual growth of the center.”
The similar center of its kind is planning to open in Mandalay in the future, the officials said.
Photo – Thet Aung
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