India handed over 10,000 vials of antirabies vaccines to Myanmar
India handed over 10,000 vials of anti-rabies vaccines to Myanmar. The move is to help Myanmar in its fight against the Rabies disease. The handing over ceremony was held in Yangon, Myanmar on 8 October. The vials of Anti-Rabies Vaccines were handed over by the Deputy Chief of Mission Sumit Seth to Myanmar's Director General of Department of Medical Research [DG(DMS)] Zaw Than Htun at the Indian Embassy in Myanmar. Aim: The aim of the move of donating vials is to provide support to the Government of Myanmar for its fight against Rabies. This showcases the strength of India's pharmaceutical industry in manufacturing high-quality vaccines at a highly competitive price. Capacity building program: ♦ Indian government plans capacity-building programmes for Myanmar's doctors and paramedics with the help of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). ♦ India is also upgrading Yangon Children's Hospital and Sittwe General Hospital. ♦ India is also constructing a 200-bed women's hospital at Monywa in the neighbouring country.