Japan provides COVID-19 medical supplies, equipment to Myanmar

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Deputy Director-General Prof. Dr Htay Htay Tin accepts the medical supplies donated by the Government of Japan. Photo: MNA

Japanese government and people donated medical supplies and equipment to Myanmar yesterday in the fight against COVID-19 disease.
The donation ceremony took place at the National Health Laboratory in Yangon yesterday.
Mr Takimi Kazuyuki, Counsellor (Head of Economic and Development Assistance) of Embassy of Japan, handed over medical equipment for COVID-19 response, procured by Japan in collaboration with UNOPS to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The items of the second donation under this project were received by Deputy Director-General of the National Health Laboratory Prof. Dr Htay Htay Tin, and will be used at the Public Health laboratories and public hospitals.
The first donation was made October last year, and included PCR testing kits, reagents such as RNA extraction kits and molecular biological grade ethanol as well as power supply units and generators for ICU facilities to the the National Health Laboratory.
The Government of Japan will continue to procure and hand over medical equipment to the Government of Myanmar under this grant project, including ambulances, additional PCR testing kits, mobile X ray machines, medical monitors, and pulse oximeters, according to the report of Japanese embassy in Yangon.—MNA

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