MoC facilitates imports of COVID-19 medical supplies, equipment

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Medical supplies like oxygen cylinders (Photo) are daily imported via border trade posts.

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 zones.
Yesterday, a total of 40 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 3,867 liquid oxygen storage containers, 55 oxygen plants, 180 oxygen concentrators, 24 tonnes of masks were imported through the Yangon International Airport, ports, and the border trade posts in Muse, Myawady and Chinshwehaw.
The imported liquid oxygen and 53 oxygen plants were transported to Yangon and one each to Thazi and PyinOoLwin townships respectively. Two oxygen bowsers led to Yangon. It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is giving priority to the import of essential medical supplies required in prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 in line with the SOPs coordinated with the relevant departments in order 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, – MNA

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