Government to import an additional 360 tons of oxygen

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Government to import an additional 360,000 liters of oxygen


Wed, Aug 18, 2021, 10:34 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 18, Colombo: The government plans to import an additional 360,000 liters of medical oxygen for the benefit of patients infected with the Covid-19 virus.

At present, the government imports 120,000 liters of medical oxygen per month and the government has decided to import an additional 320,000 liters of oxygen to address the oxygen shortage that may occur with the rapid spread of Covid-19 disease.

At present, patients need 95 MT of medical oxygen per day, with only 300 tons of oxygen left in supplier reserves.

Considering the current situation, the Ministry of Health has requested the Cabinet to allocate Rs. 45 million to purchase additional oxygen.The Cabinet Memorandum submitted by the Ministry of Health has been approved by the Cabinet.

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