About 30 Non-operational Oxygen plants across Nigeria will soon bounce back to full operation.
The Minister of Health in Nigeria, Dr Osagie Ehanire announced this in Abuja at the National Joint Media briefing by the Presidential Steering Committee.
He said the repairs was going to be funded by Global Fund, an International Financing and partnership organisation which will in addition, build 12 new oxygen plants.
The Minister noted that the Oxygen plants would be spatially located across the country to fill up gaps in supply and access in less than 100km from an oxygen plant.
Dr Ehanire further noted that the Ministry of Health has been preparing itself to ensure system resilience.
“Oxygen sufficiency is of high priority, as we observed in countries going through the 3rd wave. The Federal Government placed order for 38 Oxygen Generation Plants, one in every State, with Lagos having two, due to its high burden,” he explained.
He said that the distribution of PPEs and consumables was on track in all health facilities to assure health workers of their safety while Treatment Centres and ICUs have been issued adequate consumables and medication, and have been advised to ensure generators are in working order, and fuel is available.