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 through trading posts, international airport and seaports with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
On 13 October (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by two companies using five vehicles.
A total of 20 tonnes of liquid oxygen carried by one bowser, 1,713 empty oxygen cylinders, 12 oxygen plants, and 12 tonnes of masks were imported via Myawady, Kampaiti and Chinshwehaw trading posts, and international seaports in Yangon.
One Oxygen (Liquid) Bowser led from Myawady to Yangon.
Out of 12 Oxygen Plant, 10 were imported from the seaport to Yangon and two from the Kampaiti trading post to Myitkyina.
Officials from the relevant departments are cooperating to facilitate and expedite the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including online registration for the import process.
It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is coordinating with relevant departments, treatment of COVID-19, as well as contact persons for inquiries can be reached through the Ministry’s Website — www. commerce.gov.mm.