The Ministry of Health announced Monday (July 19) that it had put in place a battery of measures to ensure that there is no shortage of oxygen in public hospitals.
Speaking at a press conference, the Minister of Health, Fawzi Mahdi, said he had given instructions to all public and private health structures to rationalize and control oxygen consumption by prioritizing urgent cases.
A number of Covid-19 patients have been transferred from hospitals complaining of a lack of oxygen to private clinics that will take care of them, the minister added.
For its part, the Ministry of Transport has opened a shipping line to continuously supply oxygen, and mobilizing ships to transport oxygen containers to brother and friendly countries to fill them, in addition to the opening of an airlift for the same reasons, according to the Minister of Health.
Mr. Mahdi explained that the Ministry of Defense oversees the process of distributing the collected quantities of oxygen, i.e. more than 400 oxygen concentrators and oxygen cylinders, to the various public hospital health institutions, using its own military means. .
The Minister of Health has confirmed that no deaths have been recorded due to the lack of oxygen.