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, arranging continuous importation on public holidays.
On 9 September, anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by six companies and transported by nine vehicles, including one bowsers.
A total of 20 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by one bowser, 16 tonnes of liquid oxygen tanks, 9,125 empty oxygen cylinders, two oxygen plants, 409 oxygen concentrators for home use, six tonnes of gloves, and 1,517 tonnes of masks were imported via Muse, Chinshwehaw, Kampaiti and Myawady trading posts and the Yangon International Airport.
One vehicle carrying liquid oxygen was transported to Yangon and two oxygen plants to Yangon and Waingmaw officials said.
It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is coordinating with relevant departments, facilitating the importations of essential medical supplies required in prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19.