India donates medical supplies to Myanmar

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Indian ambassador hands over medicial supplies of COVID-19 for Myanmar at Yangon International Airport. Photo: Pe Zaw
Indian ambassador hands over medicial supplies of COVID-19 for Myanmar at Yangon International Airport. Photo: Pe Zaw

India donated medical supplies to aid the containment and treatment of COVID-19 in a ceremony at Yangon International Airport yesterday.
The donation is organized by the Embassy of India in Myanmar. The special flight transporting the medical supplies from India landed in Yangon International Airport at 12:20 pm yesterday and was welcomed by officials from the Ministry of Health and Sports and Indian Embassy.
Indian Ambassador Mr Saurabh Kumar handed over medical supplies to the Ministry of Health and Sports and Director-General Dr Thar Tun Kyaw from Union Minister Office of MoHS received them.
Upon request of the Myanmar government, India donated the medical supplies, told Indian Ambassador. Press release of Indian Embassy in Yangon stated the contribution is indicative of the traditionally warm and friendly ties between India and Myanmar, and would augment Myanmar’s determined efforts to fight the pandemic.
The value of donation, 13 kinds of medical supplies, is US$900,000. There will be other donations in the future.
Similarly, China, South Korea, Singapore and Japan also donated medicine, medical equipment and accessories to Myanmar to fight the COVID-19, according to Director-General Dr Thar Tun Kyaw. —Zaw Gyi

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