BRIEF – New law will help Burmese physiotherapists shape-up

A new twenty-page law will provide guidelines on duties, responsibilities and ethics for Burmese physiotherapists, according to the Myanmar Physiotherapy Association which is drawing up the bill. The law will create favourable working conditions for therapists as well as weed out fraudulent practitioners, says state-run Global New Light of Myanmar, which reports there are around 1,400 physiotherapists in the country, with many leaving to work abroad after training.