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Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
History of Department
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit was established at Mandalay General Hospital in 1957 with Dr de Silver as the consultant of OG unit. At the time it was also a teaching unit for the Branch Faculty of Medicine at Mandalay of University of Rangoon. University of Mandalay was established in 1958 and the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department came under the Faculty of Medicine, University of Mandalay. Dr U Soe Myint was the head of OG department when the Institute of Medicine, Mandalay was established in 1964. The professor post was sanctioned in 1966 and Dr U Soe Myint was promoted to the post. Dr Kyu Kyu Swe joined the department in1961 and became Clinical Professor in 1968. The heads of the Department of OG were Professor Soe Myint (1964–1983), Professor Kyu Kyu Swe (1983–1986), Professor Mya Mya (1986–1989), Professor Khin Myint Myint (1989–1990), Professor Hla Hla Myaing (1990-1993), Professor Mary Krasu (1993-1998), Professor Khin Mi Mi Lwin (1998-2006), Professor Saw Lwin( 2006-2009), Professor Win Pe (2009-2010), Professor Khin Htar Yi (2010-2013) and Professor Kyi Kyi Nyunt, the current head of the department since 2013.
There were three Obstetrics and Gynaecology Units as part of the Mandalay General Hospital till 1998. Then Mandalay Central Women’s Hospital was established with the neonatal unit, anaesthesia and pathology department and moved to the current site at 30th street between 68th and 70th street spanning 12 acres in July 2004.
Currently in 2013 June, there are 2 Professors, 4 Associate Professors, 4 lecturers, 3 consultants, 7 assistant lecturers, 55 M Med Sc trainees and 6 Dr Med Sc (OG) trainees. There are three OG units in the hospital each with both O & G wards and 4 operating theatre rooms with a total of 5 operating beds. The bed allotment of the hospital was 300 and currently there are 200 beds in the hospital. There are 7 labour beds at the labour suite, 6 firirst stage beds and 6 beds in High Dependency Room.
The Department of OG of the University of Medicine, Mandalay is now training the doctoral candidates for Dr Med Sc (OG), trainees for M Med Sc (OG), Diploma in Family Medicine and Diploma in Emergency Medicine. Those preparing for the MRCOG are also trained at the department. Ten Dr Med Sc (OG) and 137 M Med Sc (OG) graduates were trained from the OG Department. Undergraduate training is running for the Final Part II and Final Part I MBBS. The nursing training for the Master of Nursing and Bachelor of Nursing degrees as well as the Nursing Diploma and midwifery training are also running at the hospital.
Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society at Mandalay participates in the Continuing Medical Education programs of Myanmar Medical Association, Mandalay and also give lectures at the Mandalay Continuing Professional Development programs and package lectures for the general practitioners. Papers, symposia and debates are presented at the annual Mandalay MMA Conferences and Central MMA Conferences. Members also present papers at Taungyi and Toungoo MMA conferences. OG society members also participate in the specialist tours to the districts arranged by the local authorities. Consultations and treatments are given to the local population and family planning sessions, operations and health education talks are carried out. Members of the society at Mandalay also attended the international conferences, workshops and young gynaecologist award winners were chosen to attend the AOFOG and FIGO conferences.
The 7th Obstetrical and Gynaecological Conference was held success in Mandalay in February 2008. The 9th Obstetrical and Gynaecological Conference was held successfully in Mandalay in February 2011. The members of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society at Mandalay are working along with other member for the benefit of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society and the propagation and progress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Now, three-storied new building construction is nearly finished. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology department is planning for the development of gynaecological oncology clinics, fertility clinic, well women clinic and post abortion care clinic at Central Women’s Hospital.