Colombia’s Covid-19 challenges


Considered one of the main epicentres of the Covid-19 pandemic over the past two years, Latin America saw oxygen supply crises occur across multiple countries, including Peru, Brazil, and Colombia.

Due to increased oxygen demand, Colombia’s industrial gas sector was described by authorities as being under tremendous pressure, with supply chains balanced on a knife edge.

Often dubbed ‘the voice of bad news’ in the country during the pandemic, Ingrid Reyes, Executive Director at the Chamber of Industrial and Medical Gases, National Business Association of Colombia, elaborated upon the challenges faced with medical gases in Latin America. 

Gas companies have been operating in Colombia for more than 90 years, serving industrial customers and also health institutions, hospitals and patients at home. 

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