A 122-YEAR old building on the premises of the first women’s hospital in Myanmar, Originally known as Dufferin Hospital, in Yangon was honoured with Yangon Heritage Trust’s 29th Blue Plaque yesterday.
The oldest building was constructed in 1897 through the Lady Dufferin Fund.
Throughout its history, the hospital was under the care of pioneering women doctors, such as Dr. Daw Saw Sa and Dr. Daw Yin May.
The ceremony to inaugurate the Blue Plaque was opened with remarks by the Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and Prof. Dr Khin Pyone Kyi, Medical Superintendent of the Central Women’s Hospital, expressed words of thanks.
The Blue plaque was unveiled and sprinkled scented water by Patron of the Supporting Group of the Central Women’s Hospital and Chairman of the Peace Commission Dr. Tin Myo Win, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and officials.
“This Central Women’s Hospital is an significant heritage of Yangon. The Building D on which we installed the Blue Plaque is the oldest building in this premises. This building has a significant architectural style,” said U Thurein Aung, Project Officer of the Yangon Heritage Trust.
The commemorative Blue Plaque is a part of Yangon Heritage Trust’s efforts to highlight historical buildings and renowned residents who contributed to the narrative of the city.
Translated by TTN
Photo - MNA
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar