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Myanmar outbreak: Mistrust and fear drive patients away from healthcare system


Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Myanmar outbreak: Mistrust and fear drive patients away from healthcare system” – below is their description.

COVID patients in Myanmar are having difficulty getting treatment in a public hospital.

A lack of resources and distrust of state-run facilities has led some people to seek alternative treatment options.

For others, distrust of the government has extended to its vaccination programme, with some people heading to the black market to buy vaccines.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports.

Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

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Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

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