NO shortage of oxygen in Sri Lankan hospitals; DG Health Services

NO shortage of oxygen in Sri Lankan hospitals; DG Health Services

NO shortage of oxygen in Sri Lankan hospitals; DG Health Services

Written by Zulfick Farzan

27 Apr, 2021 | 3:57 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); There is NO shortage of oxygen that is required to provide treatment for COVID-19 patients, emphasized Sri Lanka’s Director General of Health Services on Tuesday (27).

The Health Ministry in a statement noted that on Tuesday (27) a national newspaper and social media reports suggested there was a shortage of oxygen for COVID-19 patients at the Kalubowila Hospital and that patient lives were at risk.

The Director-General of Health Services had dismissed these claims as false and stressed there is NO such shortage of oxygen.

Dr. Asela Gunawardena, the Director-General of Health Services further noted local oxygen producers are committed to providing more than the required amount of oxygen and COVID-19 Treatment Hospitals and Teaching Hospitals are provided with oxygen use large cylinders.

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