MoHS receives donations of masks, personal protective suits

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe receives the donation of face masks and personal protective suits from global Red Cross societies on 8 February. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe receives the donation of face masks and personal protective suits from global Red Cross societies on 8 February. Photo: MNA

THE Ministry of Health and Sports received donations of face masks and protective suits from global Red Cross societies on 8 February to prevent infections of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease.
Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe attended the donation ceremony held at his office in Yangon.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partner groups, such as Myanmar Red Cross Society, Norwegian Red Cross, German Red Cross, Danish Red Cross, Turkish Red Crescent and Swedish Red Cross, donated 250 pairs of personal protective suits and 5,000 face masks worth about US$16,500.
At the donation ceremony, MRC Chairman Dr Maung Maung Myint and officials said their humanitarian group is coordinating with the MoHS to screen and control the transmission of coronavirus at the border crossings, and will also distribute educative posters and pamphlets published by the ministry and WHO.
The MRC has formed rapid response teams with 300 well-trained members to take action against acute infectious diseases.
The Union Minister expressed thanks for the donations as the items would be very useful for prevention of virus transmission.
The Ministry of Health and Sports has urged the UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs to cooperate in the control measures of 2019-nCoV.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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