Russia on ‘high alert’ as Covid-19 surge causes medical oxygen shortage


As the winter months advance, hospitals across Russia are starting to see a huge uptake in Covid-stricken patients requiring medical oxygen to boost lung function, resulting in several regions facing significant oxygen shortages, according to The Moscow Times.

Industrial gas companies, such as Cryogenmash – one of the three largest producers of medical oxygen in Russia – have scaled up their liquid oxygen (LOX) production to cope with the increased demand. 

Stating that the ‘situation is very tense’, Dmitriy Kuznetsov, General Manager, Cryogenmash, told The Moscow Times that the company now produces 300 of the 2,000 metric tonnes of medical oxygen used each day in Russian hospitals.

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