Fifty-nine students who were brought back to Myanmar from Wuhan, along with three health officials who arranged their return, completed their 14-day quarantine at the Kandawnadi Hospital in Mandalay and were allowed to return to their homes yesterday. Before returning home, the students and officials, who were all found to be in good health, met Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe at the hospital.
The Union Minster, accompanied by the Mandalay Mayor and officials, greeted the students and medical officials who had returned from Wuhan, and doctors, nurses, and staff at the hospital. The Union Minister urged the students and officials to follow the medical instructions given by the ministry once they reach home, and to immediately contact the health department if they start feeling unwell. The mission to bring the students back to Myanmar was launched at the request of leaders from the State after the COVID-19 virus outbreak in Wuhan, the minister said.
The ministry, epidemiologists, and medical experts then held a meeting over carrying out medical check-ups, monitoring the students in isolation, and providing them immediate treatment if they showed any symptoms of the disease, he added. “A detailed plan to evacuate you was drawn in cooperation with related ministries,” the Union Minister told the students yesterday. The Kandawnadi Hospital in Mandalay was chosen and prepared, and medical equipment was provided, rooms were renovated, and medical staff was assigned to quarantine the students. In addition, Mandalay Mayor Dr. Ye Lwin expressed the wish that students follow the medical instructions issued by the ministry when they reach their homes.
Afterwards, Dr. Than Than Myint, head of the Mandalay Region public health and medical service department, explained the medical instructions given by the ministry. The Union Minister, the Mandalay Mayor, and Director-General (Union Minister Office) Dr. Tha Tun Kyaw also presented awards to honor officials involved in the evacuation of students from Wuhan. MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun) Photo – MNA Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar Nay Pyi Taw