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Yangon General Hospital receives Blue Plaque

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Author - Theingi , Photo -YHT

Myanmar’s 19th Blue Plaque, a sign placed on significant historic buildings, was placed at Yangon General Hospital by Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) led by U Thant Myint Oo, grandson of former UN General Secretary U Thant.

Yangon General Hospital, the city’s first general hospital, has witnessed pivotal historic events in history. For instance, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, now State Counsellor of the State, gave her very first speech at Yangon General Hospital on August 24, 1988 during The 8888 Uprising.

Yangon General Hospital’s original place was not at the present place, but at the other side of the road where Junction City is now built.



It was relocated to the present place which was once the Museum for Fruits, Flower and Agriculture in the 1890s because the old place couldn’t provide enough space for the growing number of patients.

That is why Yangon General Hospital was awarded Blue Plaque. Blue plaques have been placed by YHT at other historic buildings which are important to Yangon’s history to highlight the building’s importance to history.

 

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