MoHS receives COVID-19 medical devices from Swiss agency

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Prof Dr Zaw Than Tun accepts the medical equipment from Swiss agency on 29 January. Photo: Ko Ko Zaw

The Ministry of Health and Sports received the donation of COVID-19 medical devices from the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation yesterday morning in Yangon.
Director-General for Medical Research Department Prof Dr Zaw Than Tun addressed the ceremony and Deputy Director- General for National Health Laboratory (Yangon) Dr Htay Htay Tin expressed words of thanks.
Deputy Head of Cooperation of Swiss Cooperation Office Myanmar Mrs Rea Bonzi, General Manager for Roche Diagnostics Myanmar Ms Christina Yong and UNICEF Country Representative to Myanmar Ms June Kunugi explained the reason for donation. Afterwards, Prof Dr Zaw Than Tun received the donated 6 units of Cobas Liat laboratory equipment and 8,020 items of laboratory equipment worth of US$345,434 and returned the certificates of honour. The donations will be sent to laboratories in Maungtaw, Sittway, Myitkyina, Tachilek, Myawady and Hlaingbwe townships.—Ko Ko Zaw (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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