Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Council (MNMC) held its first annual meeting at the meeting hall of University of Nursing in Yangon yesterday.
Speaking at the meeting, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe said nurses were one of the important bodies among the ministry’s three main healthcare bodies — doctors, nurses and basic healthcare staff — in providing healthcare to the people. Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Council was also one of the most important institution that is supervising nurses to improve their capacity and to ethically perform their duties.
The work development of nurses and midwives depends on the association’s systematic functions. Formed with 60 members in 13 August 2018, the new Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Council were contributing great efforts to their duties. In order to improve the nurses’ capacity and raise their standards, the council also distributed manuals for operation instructions, norms and producers to them, the Union Minister said. He then asked the council to make cooperation with nursing universities and midwifery schools so that nurses and midwives can consistently follow ethical codes, and get protection at works and trainings. He also urged the council members in the respective regions and states to exchange experiences with each others.
The ministry will soon allow four private schools to open, the Union Minister added.
He continued that the opening of the private schools will be beneficial for both sides as the schools are partnered with foreign countries and faculties from the ministry can also work part-time there.
He also appreciated the council for organizing public talks related to nursing in Yangon and Mandalay. The image of nurses and midwives will be improved if they cooperate each others with respects and team-spirit, he added.
Afterwards, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thien made a remark and followed by the greeting remark of Daw Nwe Nwe Khin, the president of MNMC. The Union Minister, the Yangon Region Chief Minister and guests the observed the booth at the event.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)