IEC Reports Opening of Over 60 Clinics and Hospitals, Offering Healthcare to Over 50,000 Patients in a Year

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By Kantarawaddy Times

The Karenni Nationalities Defence Force (KNDF) and Karenni State’s Interim Executive Council (IEC) have provided healthcare to over 50,000 civilians and revolutionary comrades within a year, as outlined in the one-year anniversary speech delivered by IEC Chairman Khu Oo Reh.

“We have established the health department and worked collaboratively with health organizations within Karenni State to provide basic healthcare services as well as medical treatment and preventive measures. Over the past year, we have opened more than 60 clinics and one public hospital across Karenni State. These facilities have provided health care to over 50,000 civilians and revolutionary comrades,” stated Khu Oo Reh.

He further stated that they are continuing to expand their services by building more clinics and conducting mobile healthcare programs to ensure greater access to healthcare for residents in rural communities. Philip, who is the head of the IEC’s health department said they are continuing to negotiate with those who are still facing difficulties in joining the IEC’s health department.

Currently, and we will be holding more presentations on it. We will conduct these presentations to reflect the needs and voices of the people,” Philip said.

Philip, the head of the IEC’s health department, said, “currently, we have plans to engage more broadly in meetings and negotiations with hospitals, clinics, and health organizations that are not yet under the IEC’s health department. The Karenni state health policy has just been introduced. As part of this, we will be conducting presentations to address the public’s concerns and voices.”

He added that the IEC’s health department provided most health care services for various seasonal illnesses.

“The diseases vary depending on the season. For example, during the dry season when water is scarce, we see an increase in skin diseases. Currently, during the rainy season, we found out that there is a rise in respiratory illnesses such as the common cold, sore throat, and pneumonia. Additionally, we are seeing an increase in cases of malaria ” Philip asserted.

The IEC has also reported administering two rounds of vaccinations to 7,000 children in various regions of Karenni State.

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