Yangon General Hospital

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The Yangon General Hospital (YGH) () is a major public hospital in Yangon, Myanmar. Located in a 14-hectare compound, the 1500-bed hospital consists of three Medical Wards, three Surgical Wards, one Trauma and Orthopaedic Ward, and 24 Specialist Departments for inpatient care. The hospital also runs an ER for general medicine, general surgery and traumatology.

YGH, known for its Victorian-style architecture, with red brick and yellow-painted trimmings, is also the Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital of University of Medicine 1, Yangon, the Yangon Institute of Nursing, and the University of Paramedical Science, Yangon.

YGH like all other civilian hospitals in Myanmar lacks many of the basic facilities and equipment. Although public health care is nominally free, in reality, patients have to pay for medicine and treatment. One important advantage of YGH does have over hospitals in rural areas is the superior quality of its medical staff since it is the main teaching hospital of the country's premier medical school. The hospital mainly serves the masses who cannot afford to attend private hospitals in Yangon or go abroad for "medical tourism".

History

The Yangon General Hospital was established in 1899 as the Rangoon General Hospital (RGH) with a capacity of 342 beds during the British colonial era. The...
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