Oxygen production and supply: A case of plenty amid shortage

Longisa County Referral Hospital

Biomedical engineer Alex Rono (left), explains to Bomet County Executive in charge of Medical Services Dr Joseph Sitonik and Governor Dr Hillary Barchok how oxygen is produced at a processing plant at Longisa County Referral Hospital on April 2, 2021. The facility produces 9,000 litres of oxygen per hour for use by patients with breathing complications.

Photo credit:  Vitalis Kimutai | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • A processing plant at Longisa Hospital produces 9,000 litres of oxygen per hour.
  • The hospital has invited neighbouring counties to tap on the resource to save lives.

When Mzee Erick Koskei fell ill a week ago, he was rushed to a private hospital in Narok town for treatment.

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