MoC allows import process of anti-COVID-19 devices, medical aids daily

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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 4 September (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by 18 companies and transported by 32 vehicles, including two bowsers.
A total of 40 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by two bowsers, 12 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 4,085 empty oxygen cylinders, nine oxygen plants, five oxygen generators, 50 oxygen concentrators for home use, 82,750 PPE suits, ten tonnes of gloves, and 26 tonnes of masks were imported via Muse, Chinshwehaw, Myawady, Tachilek and Hteekhee trading posts and Yangon International Airport.
From 1 August to 4 September, 1,530 vehicles carrying 1,806 tonnes of liquid oxygen bowser, 472 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 74 tonnes of oxygen gas, 19 storage containers, nine liquid oxygen distributors, 200,000 empty oxygen cylinders, 115 oxygen plants, three hospital oxygen generators, three oxygen refilling machines, 31 oxygen generators, 93,395 oxygen concentrators for home use, 200,000 test kits, 900,000 sets of PPE, 133 tonnes of gloves and 2,076 tonnes of the mask were allowed to be imported.
In the same period, a total of 82 oxygen bowsers were allowed to be transported.
Among the 82 vehicles, 66 vehicles were transported to Yangon, five to Mandalay, three to Nay Pyi Taw, four to Mawlamyine, two to Bago, one each to Monywa and Thanbyuzayat.
Two vehicles carrying liquid oxygen plus eight oxygen plants were transported to Yangon and one oxygen plant each were transported to Magway, Mawlamyine and Dedaye.
Out of 115 oxygen plants: 62 oxygen plants to Yangon, 10 to Mandalay, five to Lashio, four to Bago, another four to Myitkyina, three to Kyauk Padaung, three to Mawlamyine, two to Monywa, two to Magway, another two to Pakkoku, two to Hpa-an, another two to Minbu and one each to Taunggyi, Nay Pyi Taw, Myitta, Moegaung, Myingyan, Kyauktaga, Wakhema, Thanbyuzayat, Dawei, Kungyangon, Sittway, Dedaye, Myinmu and Mudon were successfully transported.
Officials from the relevant departments are cooperating to facilitate and expedite the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), including online registration for the import process during the long public holidays.
It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is coordinating with relevant departments, facilitating the importation 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 ——MNA

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