Public tertiary care hospitals cater to specialized medical treatments and services in big cities like Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, and Taunggyi, while government hospitals offer medical services to the Ministry employees only, with the public primary care hospitals catering to bulk of the population by working with local communities.
Yangon region has the highest number of hospitals in Myanmar (119 hospitals in total) compared to that in other regions – of that, 72 hospitals are owned by the public sector while 45 hospitals are privately owned.
Hospitals by level, est. 2015 (1,225 Hospitals)
Hospital Beds by sector, est. 2015 (73,140 Beds)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO), Health System Review 2014 Report from Ministry of Health (MOH), Solidiance Research and Analysis
Private hospitals are concentrated in major cities, while public hospitals have a stronger geographic presence and are spread out across the country
Public hospitals account for ~86% of total hospitals, but are far behind regional quality standards, while private hospitals account for 14% of total hospitals and contribute to 7% of total beds in Myanmar.
In public hospitals, selected basic medicines and lab tests are being offered free of charge for poor and emergency patients since late 2014. There has been an ~10% increase in the number of private hospitals between 2011 and 2015.
Comparison between countries in terms of total number of hospitals, est. 2015
Private and Public Hospitals Distribution across the country, est. 2015
Source: Central Statistical Organization, Ministry of Health (MOH), Myanmar Private Hospitals’ Association, Solidiance Research & Analysis
Most private hospitals in Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw have less than 25 beds highlighting the need for more hospitals with larger capacity
Private Hospitals in Mandalay by No. of Beds, est. 2015
Private Hospitals in Naypyidaw by No. of Beds, est. 2015
List of hospitals with >=25 beds in Mandalay
List of hospitals with >=25 beds in Nay Pyi Taw
Source: Solidiance Research & Analysis, Central Statistical Organization, Ministry of Health, Myanmar Private Hospitals’ Association.