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, by arranging continuous importation with standard operating procedures.
On 16 September (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products, including oxygen plants and concentrators, were imported by nine companies and transported by eight vehicles, including two bowsers.
A total of 38 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by two bowsers, 940 empty oxygen cylinders, one oxygen plant, 256 oxygen concentrators for home use, 500,000 PPE suits, and 17 tonnes of masks were imported via Muse, Myawady, Tachilek and Chinshwehaw trading posts, ports, and Yangon International Airport.
Two vehicles carrying liquid oxygen were transported to Yangon and Mandalay and one oxygen plant was transported to Kawa, Bago Region, officials said.
Officials from the relevant departments are cooperating to facilitate and expedite the Standard
Operating Procedures (SOPs) for better importation.
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 — www.commerce.gov.mm. — MNA