Govt promises workers better healthcare
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.