TWO tankers carrying 20 tonnes each of liquid oxygen have arrived in Yangon for people’s hospitals and Covid-19 centres while 26 more tankers are due to arrive within days, according to government sources.
The two tankers arrived in Yangon on July 15 and 16, respectively.
The liquid oxygen was supplied to North Oakkalapa Hospital, Waibagi Hospital and Yangon General Hospital.
Liquid oxygen necessary for the public during the Covid-19 crisis was purchased through coordination among the military, the ministry of health and sports, the region administration council and donors.Moreover, 26 more tankers of liquid oxygen have been bought with money donated by public well-wishers and will arrive soon in Yangon.
Yangon Region Administration Council chairman Hla Soe and members and Yangon Region Command Commander Major General Nyunt Win Swe visited the sites and left necessary instructions.
Mindama Oxygen Plant of Myanmar Economic Corporation produces over 149,000 cubic feet of oxygen a day and Myaungdaka Oxygen Plant 120,000 cubic feet per day. They are distributing oxygen to hospitals and Covid-19 centres in Yangon and Bago regions, according to news sources. — Eleven Media Group/ANN