Oxygen crisis hits Nigeria’s COVID-19 response schemeNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

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UNTH, LUTH grapple with the shortage
• Virus more vicious than ever, LUTH warns
• We’re running out of resources, Bode cries out
• All patients now oxygen-dependent

As the second wave of COVID-19 takes foothold on Africa through its newly mutated form, the Federal Government has been warned of the need to address the shortage of oxygen in public hospitals.

Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Prof. Chris Bode, in an emergency press conference yesterday, warned of dire consequences, as “the mutated form is deadlier and more easily transmitted.”

The warning came as Nigeria’s major teaching hospitals — university of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu and LUTH reported an acute shortage of Oxygen, an important material for keeping COVID-19 patients alive while on treatment.

The Guardian found that the oxygen plant at the UNTH, Ituku, Ozalla, Enugu, which malfunctioned recently had not been put back to use at…



Source: Guardian Newspaper