The Ministry of Commerce is working hard to ensure people have access to essential medical supplies that are critical to the COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities, including liquid oxygen and oxygen cylinders, arranging the continuous importation by airways, sea and border trade posts.
Yesterday, a total of 3,390 liquid oxygen storage containers, 21 oxygen plants, 441 oxygen concentrators, 26 tonnes of the glove and 40 tonnes of the mask were imported through the border trade zones in Muse, Myawady and Chinshwehaw. Of 21 oxygen plants, 19 were transported to Yangon and one each to Mandalay and Patheingyi, respectively.
It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is giving priority to the import of essential medical supplies required in the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 according to the SOPs.
It has also coordinated with relevant departments to avoid delays, and announcements and notices related to the import of medicines and related products have also been made available to the public on the Ministry’s website, commerce.gov.mm. – MNA