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Myoma Sanatorium - Mandalay (Burma)
Myoma Sanatorium - Mandalay (Burma)

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Myoma Sanatorium - Mandalay (Burma)
Description: In the cities, these connections are slowly disaggregating. The young generation does not obey the old code as blindly as it used to. Though unthinkable a few years ago, a few elderly have been left fencing for themselves. Without a solid pension system or decent elderly care, the Burmese elderly are particularly vulnerable to poverty and loneliness.

?25 years ago, people would take care of their parents in their old age. But nowadays, many children do not want to take their responsibility? sneers Nwe Nwe Thwe, a nurse in charge of a sanatorium in the vicinity of Mandalay. In this retirement home live those whose family no longer want to take care of. Management has recently built some new rooms, but patients still lack essential things: proper medication, bed sheets, clothes, staff?Only one nurse is in charge of 85 patients, some above ninety years old.

?These old people, back in the days, they had money, prestige, friends, adds Nwe Nwe Thwe. Now, they have nothing, nobody. They need a family. I, on my end, lost my mother and my father when I was young. I need them as much as they need me.?
Keywords: Burma, Myanmar, Mandalay, Rangoon, Cocoon, sanatorium, nurse, Burmese, elderly, care, hospital, retirement, death, illness, support, solidarity
Date: 10.05.2010 23:22
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Added by: Brice Richard

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Copyright Notice: Brice Richard 2009
Keywords: Asia, Burma, June 23, photo essay, Rangoon, Southeast asia
City: Rangoon
Country: Burma

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