RBAF team attends ASEAN military medicine conference

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A DELEGATION comprising members of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) was in Myanmar last week to attend the Fifth ASEAN Chiefs of Military Medicine Conference (ACMMC).

Hosted by the Myanmar Military Medical Services, the conference was held from April 27 to May 1 at The Thingaha Hotel, Nay Pyi Thaw, Myanmar, and carried the theme ‘Military Medical Services: Benefits to Community’.

The Brunei delegation was led by RBAF Chief Medical Officer, Colonel (Dr) Mohd Hafizul Mohd Hassan.

In a press statement, the RBAF said that prior to the conference, a bilateral meeting between Brigadier General (Prof) Soe Win, Director of Directorate of Medical Services of Myanmar Armed Forces and the Chief Medical Officer of RBAF was also held.

There was a list of propositions discussed including the possible collaboration in medical research between the two countries, the statement said.

The head of delegates also paid a courtesy call on the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

The Guest of Honour for the opening ceremony of the 5th ACMMC was General Hla Htay Win, the Chief of General Staffs (Army, Navy and Air Force) of Myanmar Armed Forces. The conference was then officiated by Brigadier General (Prof) Soe Win.

During the main conference, a number of issues were discussed amongst the ASEAN Chiefs of Military Medicine.

Among the issues discussed were the establishment of the ASEAN Centre for Military Medicine (ACMM) that was initially presented as a concept paper during the Ninth ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) in Langkawi, Malaysia, as well as the establishment of an ASEAN humanitarian aid team and the design of an ACMMC logo.

During the conference, the delegates had the opportunity to visit the War Museum located in Zeyathiri Township at Nay Pyi Taw.

The museum was officially opened in 2012 in conjunction with the 67th Anniversary of Myanmar Armed Forces.

It covers an area of 603.68 acres and has separate buildings that houses collections belonging to the Army, Navy and Air Force.

The delegates also visited the No 2 Defence Services General Hospital, which has the capacity of 1,000 beds.

The visit ended with a tour of the Defence Services Medical Research Center that was built in 2008 and became fully functional in 2012.

The Brunei Times