The US’ On Site Gas Systems has donated an oxygen generator to a Peruvian hospital, set-up in recent years with minimal funding and the objective of providing patient care for the indigenous people of the highlands.

On 31st August 2007, the people of Peru celebrated the inauguration of the Diospi Suyana Hospital in the presence of the First Lady of Peru and the Secretary of Health.

Aiming to ‘reach out to the indigenous people in the highlands’, the Diospi Suyana mission hospital was the brainchild of Dr Klaus-Dieter John and his wife Dr Martina John. Since October, 2007 the hospital has already had some 30,000 patient visits - with increasing numbers every month.

Following a recent letter sent to On Site requesting help, the company held a meeting with Dr John in March this year and later donated an oxygen generator for use at the hospital. It’s thought that the equipment will prove extremely valuable for improving patient care and lowering expenditures for oxygen.

Diospi Suyana is a modern 60-bed hospital that can serve around 100,000 patients per year with ‘modern medicine and human dignity’.