MoC conducts daily import processes for anti-COVID-19 equipment


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 through trading posts, international airport and seaports with standard operating procedures.
On 28 September (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators, were imported by seven companies and transported by ten vehicles.
A total of 3,520 empty oxygen cylinders, 38 oxygen plants, 52 oxygen concentrators for home use, and 42 tonnes of masks were imported via Muse, Myawady, and Chinshwehaw trading posts, seaports and the Yangon International Airport.
Of the 38 Oxygen plants, 37 were imported via the port and one from the Chinshwehaw border post, and all the oxygen plants were transported to Yangon, 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 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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