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 (Yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by 11 companies and transported by 24 vehicles, including two bowsers.
A total of 39 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by two bowsers, 2,790 empty oxygen cylinders, 68 oxygen plants, 318 oxygen concentrators for home use, 50,240 sets of COVID-19 test kits, 7,300 PPE suits, 29 tonnes of gloves, and 63 tonnes of masks were imported 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.