MoC keeps allowing daily imports of anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products

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Anti-Covid equipment and medical supplies are imported daily via border trade zones.

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 30 September (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by three companies and transported by five vehicles.
A total of 20 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by one bowser, and 1,340 empty oxygen cylinders, three oxygen plants, 199 oxygen concentrators, 20,000 PPE suits, and 0.17 tonne of gloves and one tonne of masks were imported via Chinshwehaw, Kampaiti, and Myawady trading posts, seaports and Yangon International Airport.
One liquid oxygen tanker was transported to Yangon, and one oxygen gas bowser to Pyay respectively. Three oxygen plants were also 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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