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

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Lorries are seen carrying the imported anti-Covid equipment.

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 airports and seaports with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
On 1 November, anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products, including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by five companies using seven vehicles.
A total of 40 tonnes of liquid oxygen carried by two bowsers, one oxygen generator, 1,438 empty oxygen cylinders, 63,600 PPE suits, and 32 tonnes of masks were imported via Chinshwehaw and Myawady trading posts.
Two bowsers carrying liquid oxygen transported them to Yangon and Mawlamyine via Myawady trading posts.
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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