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Concerted efforts to abate delays in issuing birth and death certificates

Myitmakha News Agency

Yangon, September 6 – Yangon Region Hluttaw MPs and local healthcare groups will reportedly join forces in a bid to abate delays in the issuing of birth and death certificates in Yangon’s Insein Township.

The call to action comes after negotiations were held between township healthcare committees and Hluttaw MPs based on overtures made by local residents over the delays.

“The general public presented that they are met with delays in the issuing of birth or death certificates at the township hospital if there isn’t a healthcare official present to sign for them. We negotiated that in the absence of the township healthcare official, the certificates should be issued [to the public] with the signature of a healthcare representative,” said U Wei Phyo Han, Yangon Region Hluttaw MP for Insein Township.

The Public Health Department for Insein Township informed Myitmakha News Agency that they will work to resolve the problems presented by local residents.

“The public have presented that they want [the certificates] issued quickly. We’ll appoint representatives at each level of the hospital to solve the problems around the issuing of birth and death certificates.

As well as calls for resolving current delays in issuing birth and death certificates in Insein Township, local residents reportedly also requested the authorities to take effective action at all levels to prevent the selling of banned and expired medicines.

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