Yangon receives liquid oxygen donated by Yunnan Province

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Yangon Region Chief Minister U Hla Soe presents certificate of honour to donors of Yunnan Province. Photo: San Kyaw Oo (IPRD)

The donation ceremony of 250 tonnes of liquid oxygen contributed by Yunnan social welfare association and residents of Yunnan Province from the People’s Republic of China was held at Waibagi Specialty General Hospital in North Okkalapa Township yesterday.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Hla Soe, senior government officials and Deputy Director-General Dr Thidar Hla of the Department of Medical Services of the Ministry of Health attended the ceremony.
The truck carrying an initial 25 tonnes of liquid oxygen out of 250 tonnes arrived at Yangon yesterday under the supervision of Myanmar-China Chamber of Commerce. The region Chief Minister gave certificates of honour to Chairman of association U Aing Tun and permanent honorary chairman of Yangon’s Yunnan temple U Yone Mu.
Myanmar Fire Brigade and technicians filled the liquid oxygen into the high-pressure oxygen tank of the hospital and the Chief Minister, Ministers and district administration body chairman U Htoo Lwin inspected the filling process.
The liquid oxygen donated by Yunnan province will be distributed to general hospitals and COVID-19 treatment centre under the management of Yangon Region government and the liquid oxygen received yesterday was refilled into the oxygen tanks of North Okkalapa General Hospital, New Yangon General Hospital (JICA) and Yangon General Hospitals. —San Kyaw Oo (IPRD)

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