China donates COVID-19 medical equipment to MoHS

The donation ceremony of 240,000 sets of personal protective equipment from the People’s Republic of China to be used in the COVID-19 protective activities in Myanmar was held through videoconferencing yesterday evening.
At the ceremony, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Myanmar Mr Chen Hai said Myanmar and China are cooperating each other with friendliness in dealing with COVID-19 pandemic. He added that The Ministry of Health and Sports is doing its best to prevent and control the second wave of COVID-19 infection and that China will continue to support the COVID-19 prevention and control work in Myanmar in a united manner.
During the COVID-19 crisis in Myanmar, the Chinese central government, local government, companies and civil society organizations provided medicines and medical equipment worth of over $6.8 million, and medical teams visited three times to share their experience.
Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe expressed words of thanks for the support to the COVID-19 prevention and control work with the provision of medical equipment; for sending medical experts to share experiences and provide advice on COVID-19 disease prevention and control. The Union Minister extended his thanks for China’s support for the speedy establishment of the Myanmar Centre for Disease Control.
The centre aims to be able to carry out more effective prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, expend disease prevention and control capacity building activities, conduct research in collaboration with China, extensive cooperation between experts of the two countries. It will be able to carry out more advanced laboratory work and will be of great benefit to the people of Myanmar.
Afterwards, the Ambassador handed over the 240,000 PPE donation to Director-General for the Medical Research Department Dr Zaw Than Tun and received the certificate of honour.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu2 Aung)

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