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 1 September (Yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products, including oxygen plants and concentrators, were imported by 13 companies and transported with the use of 19 vehicles, including two bowsers.
A total of 40 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by two Bowsers, 77 tonnes of liquid oxygen, one storage container, 7,269 oxygen tanks, 317 oxygen concentrators for home use, 1,200 test kits, 3,877 sets of PPE suits, and 41 tonnes of masks were also imported via Muse, Chinshwehaw, Lwejel and Myawady trading posts and Yangon International Airport.
Two vehicles carrying liquid oxygen were transported to Yangon, officials said.
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 can be reached through the Ministry’s Website — www.commerce.gov.mm. — MNA