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Oxygen plant being installed at Liliendaal Covid-19 hospital

The long awaited oxygen plant from India has arrived on Guyana’s shores and is currently being installed at the Ocean View Infectious Diseases Hospital in Liliendaal.

The oxygen plant was donated by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) and Sewa Guyana to the Ministry of Health and will be supplying medical oxygen through the Pressure Swing Absorption Process.

According to the Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony, medical oxygen is no longer being provided in cylinders but through pipes. With the installation of the oxygen plant, Guyana will be cutting down costs on purchasing oxygen, which was proven very costly.

Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony

Dr. Anthony said, “We are right now in the process of offloading and doing installation of the oxygen plant so that we’ll be able to generate our own oxygen.”

Meanwhile, as the positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase daily, Dr. Anthony has assured the public that there is enough capacity to treat patients not only in Georgetown but also in the various regions.

“We’ve established a number of beds to treat COVID so we have a very, I would say a large capacity in terms of at the Ocean View Hospital, we have a 198 beds with 52 of those beds being ICU beds and we have the relevant equipment to go along with those beds.”


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