Tanzania to install 25 oxygen generating plants for COVID-19 patients

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DAR ES SALAAM — Tanzanian health authorities said on Sunday they have started to install 25 oxygen generating plants across the country in efforts to help COVID-19 patients with respiratory complications.

Leonard Subi, the director of preventive services in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, said each of the oxygen generating plant will have capacity to fill 200 oxygen cylinders.

“The installation of the oxygen generating plants will help solve shortage of oxygen when there is a surge of COVID-19 patients who develop respiratory complications,” said the official.

Subi told Members of Parliament in a seminar on COVID-19 held in the capital Dodoma that the installation of the oxygen generating plants was being financed in partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan launched the country’s COVID-19 vaccination drive on July 28. Source: Xinhua