Published on Friday, 01 February 2013 20:49
Ministry of Health has asked the government to raise salaryfor physicians and medical personnel working in remote regions in Myanmar.
The issue was also discussed at the Upper House on Jan 21.
Health Minister Dr. Phay Thet Khi said Chin State MP, Har Shain Bew, had raised the issue with the government about “whether the Govt has proper solution to solve the problem that people in faraway regions facing the difficult medical services without qualified physicians.”
The minister told the Upper House that physicians, in the past few years, who failed to serve in the remote areas, were penalized as revoking SAMA certificate (medical practitioner license). A heavy penalty could force a physician to leave the job that will result less physician for the country.
He also explained that assistant surgeons who served in the faraway regions are likely to get chances like getting recommendation letters to enter the medical advance courses. Besides, they might have a chance to back in towns where they desired.
The assistant surgeons are selected by the Union Civil Service Selection and Training Board.
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