MoPFI hands over 4 ambulances to MoHS

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Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry hands over four ambulances to Ministry of Health and Sports on 4 September.  PHOTO: MNA

The Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry handed over four ambulances to the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
A ceremony to hand over the ambulances was held at the Ministry of Health and Sports and attended by Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win, Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun and Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe.
Speaking at the event, Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win said the ministry has sold a total of 12 ambulances to the Public Health Department of the Ministry of Health and Sports in 2019-2020FY.
The four ambulances were handed over in first batch yesterday, and remaining eight vehicles will also be handed over in this month.
Inside the vehicles were installed with Italian Brand Spancer medical equipment and Turkey Brand Trimming Part. The standard type ambulances were installed with 12 medical equipment.
Depending on order letters, the ministry will manufacture the ambulances of basic type and advance type.
If the Ministry of Health and Sports additionally purchases medical supplies with CERP fund, the ministry is prepared for fulfilling the required medical supplies.
The ministry will distribute the medical supplies in accordance with international standard GMP guidelines.
Union Minister U Thaung Tun said COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan-CERP was adopted on 27 April 2020. Relevant state/region governments are carrying out the CERP tasks with seven goals.
Under CERP, a total of US$ 1.2 billion and Japanese Yen 30 billion loans were obtained, and the assistance of US$84.53 million, €6.2 million, K10 million and Japanese Yen 2billion were received, he added.
Union Minster Dr Myint Htwe said that the four ambulances would be used in COVID-19 control processes.
He expressed thanks to the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry for manufacturing the vehicles and the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations for international assistance.
The assistance of the ministries is very beneficial for the public in battling against COVID-19.
The ministry is also producing paramedics who can well operate the medical equipment on the ambulances, he added.
Deputy Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry Dr Min Ye Paing Hein handed over the documents for the four ambulances to Deputy Minister of Health and Sports Dr Mya Lay Sein.
The Union Ministers and officials then inspected the ambulances. — MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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