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 7 September (Yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by 22 companies with the use of 38 vehicles, including three bowsers.
A total of 57 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by three bowsers, three tonnes of liquid oxygen tanks, 19,757 empty oxygen tanks, 13 oxygen plants, three oxygen generators, 2,667 oxygen concentrators for home use, 67,500 sets of PPE suits, and six tonnes of gloves and 88 tonnes of masks were imported via Muse, Chinshwehaw, Myawady and Hteekhee trading posts and the Yangon International Airport.
Three vehicles carrying liquid oxygen were transported to Yangon, Mandalay and Bago.
Next, four oxygen plants were transported to Yangon, seven to Mandalay, and one each to Maubin and Myaungmya.
It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is coordinating with relevant departments, facilitating the importations 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