The Myanmar Medical Council is the non-government independent body which is responsible not only for registration and licensing of medical practitioners but also functions as a re regulatory body overseeing good medical practice, ethics, accreditation of medical schools and institutions and networking with other medical councils with ASEAN members States and beyond.
Patients and society at large, expect doctors to be responsible and accountable to their patients, both to their individuals needs as well as to the larger community. Much trust is therefore endowed upon doctors to perform their best under any circumstances.
The Myanmar Medical Council can only set down guidelines and code of conduct. It is a regulatory body acting as a beacon to guide medical practitioners and professionals not to stray from the tenet “do no harm “. It is upon individuals doctor to ensure that professionalism, altruism, ethics and integrity will always be upheld.
The Myanmar Medical Council is fully aware of changing trend in the era of rapid advances in technology and biotechnology in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diverse diseases and conditions influenced by genetics and environment factors and the changing social norms taking place rapidly in Myanmar as well as in the rest of the world.
Hence, the Council bears in mind, that Myanmar Council Law needs to be modified and amended to be relevant, appropriate and commensurate with the changes taking place and therefore, a modification of the Myanmar Medical Council Law was approved on April 9,2015. This, however will again be subject to further modifications as and when necessary.
The Myanmar Medical Council Law 2015 booklet has been widely distributed to all doctors in Myanmar, including the newly graduated. It is up to the members of the medical profession to read it, study it comprehensively and adhere to its principles so that the standard, quality and integrity of Myanmar doctors will be among the highest.