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, arranging continuous importation on public holidays.
On 2 September (Yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by 13 companies with the use of 22 vehicles, including two bowsers.
A total of 38 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by two bowser vehicles by bowser, 10 tonnes of liquid oxygen in cylinder, 1,740 empty oxygen cylinders, six oxygen plants, two oxygen generators, 457 oxygen concentrators for home use, 760 sets of PPE suits, 12 tonnes of gloves and 37 tonnes of masks were imported via Muse, Chinshwehaw, and Myawady trading posts and Yangon International Airport.
Two vehicles carrying liquid oxygen were transported to Yangon and Mawlamyine officials said.
Out of six oxygen plants, four to Yangon and one each to Myinmu and Mandalay were transported successfully.
It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is coordinating with relevant departments, facilitating the importations of essential medical supplies required in the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19, as well as contact persons for inquiries that can be reached through the Ministry’s Website — www.commerce.gov.mm. — MNA