MYANMAR – The Junta Council has ordered their medics to serve on the frontline, as the junta’s forces have suffered numerous casualties and are facing a shortage of manpower.
Prior to the coup, the Junta Council had directed junta professors to be stationed at military hospitals. However, they have now reassigned junta medics to frontline duty. Additionally, many high-ranking junta medic colonels have been deployed to provide security in Yangon, Naypyidaw, and several other cities.
In a tragic incident at the end of September, Nay Lin Htet, a major in the junta’s medical corps, took his own life while stationed at the frontline in Hpapon. He had already served there for three months and, under stress, chose not to return. The Junta Council also attempted to conceal his case.
“Nay Lin Htet, with five years of experience as a junta medic, was known for his calm demeanor, and he was well-liked by everyone. He hailed from the 16th batch of junta medics and was stationed at the frontline in Hpapon. He tragically succumbed to the stress of being unable to return,” revealed a source within the junta medics.
The Junta Council has incurred significant casualties, with some of their members fleeing, resulting in a substantial loss of strength.