Daily imports of anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical aids continue

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Lorries are transporting the imported anti-Covid medical supplies to states/ regions.

The Ministry of Commerce is making efforts to ensure people have access to the essential medical supplies that are critical to the COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities, including liquid oxygen and oxygen cylinders, by arranging continuous importation through trading posts, international airport and seaports with Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs).
On 18 October (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by two companies and transported by three vehicles.
A total of 320 empty oxygen tanks, one oxygen plant, 300 PPE suits and 18 tonnes of masks were imported via Muse and Chinshwehaw trading posts, seaports and Yangon International Airport respectively.
One oxygen plant was transported to Yangon via seaport, officials said.
Officials from the relevant departments are cooperating to facilitate and expedite the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including online registration for the import process.
It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is coordinating with relevant departments, treatment of COVID-19, as well as contact persons for inquiries can be reached through the Ministry’s Website—www.commerce.gov.mm. — MNA

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