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 2 October (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by five companies and transported by eight vehicles, including two tanker lorries.
A total of 500 empty oxygen cylinders, two oxygen generators and 30 tonnes of masks were imported via Chinshwehaw, and Tachilek trading posts and seaports.
From 1 September to 2 October, 537 vehicles carrying 831 tonnes of liquid oxygen bowser, 127 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 60 tonnes of oxygen gas, six storage containers, one liquid oxygen distributor, 110,000 empty oxygen cylinders, 302 oxygen plants, two oxygen refiling machines for hospitals, 20 oxygen generators, 13,349 oxygen concentrators for home use, 70,000 test kits, 1,400,000 sets of PPE, 132 tonnes of gloves and 2,818 tonnes of masks were allowed to be imported from 279 companies.
In the same period, a total of 43 oxygen bowsers were allowed to be transported. Among the 43 vehicles, 30 vehicles were transported to Yangon, five to Mandalay, three to Mawlamyine, two to Bago, another two to Monywa and one to Pyay respectively.
Out of 302 oxygen plants: 242 oxygen plants to Yangon, 14 to Mandalay, three to Pakkoku, three to Chauk, two to Lashio, two to Minbu, two to Maubin, another two to PyinOoLwin and one each to Mawlamyine, Monywa, Myitkyina, Moegaung, Myinmu, Mudon, Pyay, Meiktila, Myaungmya, Wynemaw, Tachilek, Mohnyin, Kangyidaung, Phakant, Aunglan, Kawa, Singu, Myine, Gangaw, Htantalan, Tantyang, Paenwegon, Bilin, Nyaung Shwe, Hakha, Kyaukphyu, Patheingyi, Thazi, Kutkai, Kengtung, Momeik and Amarapura 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.
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 —— MNA

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