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

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A lorry is seen transporting anti-Covid equipment to the needed area.

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 (SOPs).
On 6 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 19.42 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by one bowser, two oxygen plants, 70 oxygen concentrators for home use, and 2.8 tonnes of masks were imported via Chinshwehaw and Myawady trading posts, seaports and Yangon International Airport.
One liquid oxygen tank was transported to Yangon and two oxygen plants were transported to Kume, respectively.
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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