Oxair urges medical industry to focus on oxygen safety following tragedy


Global distributor of oxygen solutions Oxair has urged hospitals across the world to avoid shortcuts when purchasing oxygen-related equipment and to invest in a ‘proven’ system developed by the company.

The announcement follows the tragic deaths of 22 patients when oxygen flow through ventilators in an Indian hospital was interrupted, in addition to 174 people being killed in fires caused by oxygen tanks exploding in two separate incidents at Iraqi hospitals.

As potential for further oxygen shortages looms, Oxair claims that its ‘simpler, safer’ solution can save lives by delivering a permanent flow of high purity oxygen ‘on tap’ to hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide.

The company’s off-the-shelf oxygen pressure swing adsorption (PSA) system extracts air from the atmosphere and, through its PSA filtration process, delivers a constant supply of 94-95% purity oxygen.

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