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 6 September (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products, including oxygen plants and concentrators, were imported by 14 companies and with the use of 35 vehicles, including two bowsers.
A total of 39 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by two bowsers, one tonne of oxygen gas carried by one bowser, 3,285 empty oxygen tanks, five oxygen plants, 534 oxygen concentrators for home use, 88,070 sets of PPE suits, and 73 tonnes of masks were imported via Muse, Chinshwehaw, and Myawady trading posts and the Yangon International Airport.
Two vehicles carrying liquid oxygen were transported to Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw and one bowser carrying liquid oxygen to Pyay respectively.
Next, three oxygen plants were transported to Yangon and one oxygen plant each to Lashio and Meiktila.
It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is coordinating with relevant departments, facilitating the importations 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