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 25 August (Yesterday), 259 oxygen concentrators from Yangon International Airport and two oxygen plants, 870 empty oxygen cylinders, four tonnes of masks and 20 oxygen concentrators from the seaport were successfully imported.
A total of 57 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by three bowsers, four tonnes of liquid oxygen, 4,270 empty oxygen cylinders, one oxygen plant, 279 home oxygen concentrators, 3,100 sets of PPE suits, and 35 tonnes of masks were also imported via Chinshwehaw, Myawady, Tachilek, Kawthoung and Hteekhee trading posts.
The aforementioned items were imported by 25 companies and transported by 25 vehicles, including 3 Bowser vehicles.
One Oxygen Plant will be transported to Yangon, officials said.
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