Myanmar coup: health workers at 70 hospitals join civil disobedience campaign

Myanmar coup: health workers at 70 hospitals join civil disobedience campaignFebruary 3, 2021

Medical staff accuse military chiefs of prioritising their own interests above those of the public during the pandemic

Staff at dozens of hospitals across Myanmar stopped working on Wednesday as part of a growing civil disobedience campaign, one of the first organised acts of defiance against the military after it ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Health workers in 70 hospitals and medical departments in Naypyidaw, Yangon and other towns and cities said they would not work under the military regime, accusing the generals of placing their own priorities above those of ordinary people during the pandemic.

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