05 Apr 2015
On Saturday, April 4th, MPT representatives visited Yangon General Hospital and ThaBarWaDhama centre and made donations to both institutions. MPT will be making donations to a total of 8 centres in Yangon, Mandalay, NaypyiTaw and Sagaing regions, including Yangon General Hospital, 4 homes for aged, 2 orphanages and 1 monastery.
These donations are made at the occasion of Myanmar 1377th New Year, as a way for MPT to help those in great need. “Thingyan is not only a time for celebration, but also a time to do good things especially to help those who need it the most. It is a time to show respect to the elders”, said U Saw Htoo Thar, Deputy CCO of MPT Joint Operation, during his address.
MPT chose to make a donation to ThaBarWaDhama centre in order to give support to the elders and the people in need. ThaBarWaDhama Centre is located in Thanlyin township and takes care of over 500 aged people, and patients coming there to meditate and find peace of mind. The centre will use the donation fund to build a new ICU center with a capacity of 32 beds. “We are grateful to MPT for this significant donation, which will allow us to build much needed accommodation for our elders” said Ven Ottamathaya, the principal Sayadaw. This new building, which will be named “MPT ICU” in honor of the donor, will allow the elders to spend their old days comfortably as most of them currently have to live in very bad shelter. Care-givers will now be able to look after them with full facility.
MPT also made a donation to Yangon General Hospital in order to support good health of Myanmar people. As needs for medical services grow, hospitals need support to deliver better treatment to patients. YGH, the largest hospital in Myanmar with 1,500 beds, will be using the donation fund to buy trolleys and reinforce emergency ward.
Under the slogan “Moving Myanmar Forward”, MPT asserted its intention to further contribute to the development of Myanmar. These Thingyan donations are the start of a long term, extensive contribution program. More initiatives should be announced soon by MPT.
“MPT wishes good health, happiness and peace of mind to everyone in Myanmar. Together, let’s move Myanmar forward. Happy New Year!” concluded Koichi Kawase, CCO of MPT JO, after the ceremony in ThaBarWaDhama centre.