Govt prom­ises work­ers bet­ter health­care

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - News - HTOO THANT [email protected]­times.com

REG­IS­TERED work­ers in Nay Pyi Taw may get bet­ter ac­cess to health­care be­cause of a co­op­er­a­tion pro­ject be­tween the So­cial Se­cu­rity Board (SSB) and May May Spe­cial Clinic in Thapyaekone Mar­ket.

Un­der the pro­ject, pri­vate clin­ics will co­op­er­ate to al­le­vi­ate the doc­tor short­age at Ssb-run clin­ics and pro­vide bet­ter health­care for reg­is­tered work­ers in Nay Pyi Taw.

The SSB is al­ready co­op­er­at­ing with pri­vate clin­ics to give reg­is­tered work­ers free med­i­cal treat­ment in Yan­gon, Taung­gyi, My­itky­ina, Dawei and Myeik.

“The ne­go­ti­a­tions have been con­cluded, and the sign­ing of the con­tract is ex­pected next month,” said Daw Khine Khine Aung, deputy di­rec­tor of Nay Pyi Taw’s SSB of­fice.

There are more than 27,000 reg­is­tered work­ers in Nay Pyi Taw but only three Ssb-run clin­ics. “We pay in ad­vance for reg­is­tered work­ers to re­ceive med­i­cal treat­ment,” she said.

On Novem­ber 28, the Nay Pyi Taw SSB of­fice awarded K7.5 mil­lion to the fam­ily of U Myo Zaw Oo, who died, and five other work­ers who were in­jured, while work­ing on the con­ser­va­tion of the par­lia­ment build­ing and Pres­i­den­tial Palace.

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