Medical supplies: Imports of anti-COVID-19 devices continue daily

15 September 2021
2021-09-15 11:27

The Ministry of Commerce is making efforts to ensure people have access to the essential medical supplies that are critical to the COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities, including liquid oxygen and oxygen cylinders, by arranging continuous importation with standard operating procedures.

On 14 September, anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by 11 companies and transported (liquid) oxygen, empty oxygen cylinders, oxygen plants, oxygen concentrators for home use, COVID-19 test kits, PPE suits, gloves by 24 vehicles, including two bowsers  via Muse, Chinshwehaw, Kampaiti and Myawady trading posts and the Yangon International Airport.

Two vehicles carrying liquid oxygen plus 64 oxygen plants were transported to Yangon and one oxygen plant each to Mandalay, Myitkyina, Phakant and Moegaung. It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is coordinating with relevant departments, facilitating the importation of essential medical supplies required in the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19, as well as contact persons for inquiries can be reached through the Ministry’s Website— www.commerce.gov.mm.

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