Covid-19: How oxygen shortage is changing medical care

Mama Lucy oxygen

Some of the oxygen cylinders at Hewatele Oxygen at Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in Nairobi County as pictured on February 25, 2021. 

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The pandemic has made it nearly impossible for this drug to be available for patients who need it, at a critical time when the world is sourcing for it.

The most commonly used drug in emergency medicine is slowly becoming unavailable even in the largest hospitals in the country, with many already running out of it.


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