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Asian Health Professionals Allowed Into Burma


Asian health care professionals have been granted permission to enter Burma to provide medical care to cyclone survivors.

Thirty doctors, nurses and other medical professionals from Thailand flew into Burma Saturday along with medical equipment and supplies. They expect to provide assistance for two weeks.

Another 47 Indian military doctors and paramedics have also received permission to enter the country.

It remains unclear if they all will be allowed to travel to the hardest hit region in the Irrawady River delta.

The Burmese government has accepted some international donations of help and relief supplies. But it has refused many offers of help and allowed only limited involvement by foreign personnel in relief efforts.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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