Oxygen crisis hits Vihiga after plant breaks down

Vihiga County Teaching and Referral Hospital

Vihiga County Teaching and Referral Hospital.

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What you need to know:

  • The breakdown that has hampered oxygen generation and supply occurred amid rising numbers of Covid-19 patients who require emergency care.

An oxygen crisis has hit Vihiga County after a Sh30 million plant launched slightly over a month ago broke down, in what officials blamed on power supply challenges at the county referral hospital in Mbale town.


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