December 13, 2021
Acts of providing medical treatment to patients can be dubbed as performing meritorious deeds not only in the religious arena bu t in the secular world.
Most of the medical professionals such as medical doctors, nurses, medical technicians, physiotherapists and those related to the medical field give healthcare services to the people with genuine goodwill at hospitals and clinics.
In fact, they tried hard to pursue medical education at the respective institutions, including the traditional medicine university, for many years in their student life. During the period, they invested their sweat and time of young age in learning the invaluable education.
In Myanmar, medical universities: the university of medicines, medical technology, dental medicine, community health and nursing are turning out qualified medical professionals to serve the people with treatments based on their experiences.
So far, these medical universities have turned out over 57,000 medical professionals, a certain number of medical professionals who discharge duty at State-owned hospitals and health units. As a result, the ratio of medical professionals to patients is never in balance. Regrettably, some station hospitals are being run to give healthcare services to the rural people without medical directors.
In fact, health staff members only provide healthcare services to the citizens as their profession is different from any other arenas. Hence, they cannot be substituted with those from any profession. As such, the authorities need to recruit more medical professionals to fully discharge the duty of public healthcare services.
The standard of providing health care services in Myanmar is the lowest among neighbouring countries and those of ASEAN. Hence, efforts must be made for raising the qualification of medical education while the able persons of medical human resources should be deployed in the right positions.
Only when the medical professionals are qualified in their respective fields will they give better and more effective treatments to the people. If so, citizens of Myanmar will have a higher life expectancy than now. Consequently, a number of senior citizens will emerge across the nation, and their invaluable experiences can be applied in the nation-building tasks.
Medical professionals are the lifeblood of public healthcare services. Not only successive governments but those professionals should strive for having higher qualifications of medical education in order to uplift the health standard of local people to have longer longevity.