MoC makes concerted effort to facilitate imports of essential medical supply

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A cargo truck conveys medical equipment imported via Kanpaite.

The Ministry of Commerce is working hard to ensure people have access to essential medical supplies which are critical to the COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities, including liquid oxygen and oxygen cylinders, arranging the continuous importation on public holidays.
Yesterday, 21companied imported 635 oxygen concentrators, 1,000 test kits, 440 PPE suits, one tonne of liquid oxygen and 61 oxygen storage containers were imported through the Yangon International Airport and seaports. In addition, 56 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 0.7 tonne of oxygen cylinder, 5,917 empty oxygen containers, 939 home oxygen concentrators, 4,000 COVID test kits, 8,810 PPE suits and 73 tonnes of masks were imported through border trade points.
A total of 1,338 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 73 tonnes of oxygen cylinders, 12 liquid oxygen storage containers, six oxygen distributors, 135,757 empty oxygen cylinders, 33 oxygen plants, two oxygen refills, 11 oxygen generators, 82,366 home oxygen concentrators, 161,808 test kits, 559,875 PPE suits, 83 tonnes of gloves and 1,367 tonnes of masks have been imported by far in August.
Of 93 liquid oxygen bowsers imported between 1 July and 20 August, 68 of them were distributed to Yangon, 15 to Mandalay, two to Bago, four to Mawlamyine, one each to Thaton, Thanbyuzayat, Monywa and Nay Pyi Taw respectively. Among 41 oxygen plants, 11 were transported to Yangon, five to Lashio, four to Bago, two to Pakokku, four to Mandalay, two each to Hpa-an and Mawlamyine, three to Kyaukpadaung, one each to Taunggyi, Thanbyuzayat, Magway, Dawei, Wakema, Myittha, Mogaung and Kyaukdaga respectively.
It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is allowing the importation of COVID-19 devices in accordance with the SOP priority negotiated by relevant departments, and announcements related to the imports of medical supplies and equipment are posted on commerce.gov.mm.—MNA

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