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

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 operating procedures.
On 29 September (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by six companies and transported by eight vehicles.
A total of 43 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by three bowsers, and 1,892 empty oxygen cylinders, seven oxygen plants, 401 oxygen concentrators, and 0.45 tonne of masks were imported via Muse, Chinshwehaw, Kampaiti, Kengtung, and Myawady trading posts, seaports and the Yangon International Airport.
Three oxygen bowsers were transported to Yangon, Mandalay and Mawlamyine and five oxygen plants to Yangon, and one each to Kutkai and Kengtung, respectively.
Officials from the relevant departments are cooperating to facilitate and expedite the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for better importation.
It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is coordinating with relevant departments, facilitating the importation of essential medical supplies required in prevention, control and 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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