Up to US$4.7 million of government funds have been poured into treatment for tuberculosis patients last year, according to the Deputy Health Minister.
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Residents of Thaketa Township in eastern Rangoon have been left without a garbage removal service and they say their health is rapidly deteriorating as a result.
The Mayanchaung Centre in Rangoon’s Helgu Township houses around 140 people who suffer from leprosy — a disease that leaves its sufferers stigmatised by society.
Residents in Myaungmya are demanding an investigation into corruption among hospital staff, that includes extortion, misuse of medical supplies, and denying patients treatment.
Thonburi Hospital Group plans to expand its presence aggressively in Burma by investing US$165 million over five years to build three hospitals and clinics nationwide.