Brazil’s oxygen crisis


Hospitals across the jungle city of Manaus, Brazil, were reported to have run out of oxygen early last year, sending Covid-19 death rates and case numbers soaring.

Commenting on lessons learned during the country’s health crisis, Newton de Oliveira, President of IBG – the only Brazilian company in the air gases sector – spoke with gasworld. 

“The main city affected in Brazil was Manaus,” he began. 

“It’s like an island surrounded by the jungle. You cannot go by road because it’s almost impossible to drive there.” 

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