American Procurement Services providing digital X-Ray Equipment for diagnostics and helping to flight Tuberculosis in Myanmar

Project Goals

In October of 2015, American Procurement Services(APSCO) won a contract funded by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Myanmar for the supply of Portable Digital X-Ray Machine and accessories.  This project provided five Digital X-Ray Machines to National Tuberculosis Centers throughout Myanmar including; Yangon, Bago, Dawei, Mawlamyine and Mandalay.  

Tuberculosis is the fourth prevalent disease in Myanmar and remains a major national health concern for the Ministry of Health.  Weak health care access and limited resources in the past did not allow early detection and diagnosis of TB, but funding from organizations like the United Nations, detection and care have improved greatly in the last 10 years.

The Scope of the Supply

APSCO worked closely with Source Ray Inc of New York, our manufacturing partner, to produce these digital X-Ray machines to include some unique features required by the end-users. Under this contract, APSCO was obligated to supply, deliver, install, commission and train the end-users of these equipment at five National Tuberculosis Centers in five regions. The challenges were in surmountable because some of these locations were not accessible via vehicles and they cover vast geographic landscape. These National Tuberculosis Centers were located in Yangon, Bago, Dawei, Mawlamyine, and Mandalay.

Notwithstanding, the project was executed by APSCO in collaboration with our local Agent in Myanmar, CEA Logistics. Throughout the production process, APSCO provided a bi-weekly update Report to the UNOPS-Myanmar on the status of the orders and alerting UNOPS Management of any potential problem and delay and the necessary step taken to mitigate such delay in order to keep the production on schedule for delivery.   American Procurement Services and its manufacturing partner, Source Ray Inc., provided the XRay Machines with digital upgrades within 6 weeks to Yangon, Myanmar’s capital. APSCO’s local logistics team, CEA – Myanmar, did the custom clearance and delivered the equipment to the five TB Centers. Under the guardiancy of APSCO. Our local Agent installed, commissioned and trained the end-users at all five locations in Myanmar.

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