Myanmar’s medics go undercover treating protesters in the battle for democracy – ABC News

Many hospitals are closed after doctors and nurses walked off the job as part of the civil disobedience movement following last month’s military coup, but protesters are often too scared to seek help at official medical facilities anyway. As a result, these back-alley, mobile medical services have become a lifeline in cities and towns across the troubled south-east Asian nation. A local journalist working for the ABC spent several days with these secret crews of volunteers in the biggest city of Yangon. One 54-year-old nurse, whom the ABC will not name for her safety, said she had been working every day for the past six weeks to help injured protesters – most of them young people.

Source: Myanmar’s medics go undercover treating protesters in the battle for democracy – ABC News