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 31 August (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products, including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by 10 companies and transported with the use of 17 vehicles, including two bowsers.
A total of 40 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by two bowsers, three tonnes of liquid oxygen, 2,322 empty oxygen cylinders, 11 oxygen plants, one oxygen generator, 353 oxygen concentrators, 100 sets of COVID-19 test kits, eight tonnes of gloves, and 100 tonnes of masks were imported via Muse, Chinshwehaw, Myawady and Hteekhee border trade posts and Yangon International Airport.
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.
For the quick and easy import of anti-COVID-19 medical products and equipment, including liquid oxygen, oxygen gas, and oxygen concentrators, the Ministry of Commerce will allow regular import activities at border trade camps from 1 to 10 September that is designated as public holidays.
Relevant departmental officials 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 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