Ukraine ‘dangerously low’ on medical oxygen supplies


As the crisis in Ukraine persists, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the country is currently running dangerously low on its supplies of medical oxygen – essential for treating a range of conditions from Covid-19 to pneumonia, sepsis and COPD to pregnancy complications and childbirth.

Due to the inability of trucks to transport oxygen supplies from plants to hospitals across Ukraine, hospitals across the country could exhaust oxygen reserves within 24 hours, with some already having run out. 

The threat of continuous electricity and power shortages could also result in heightened risk for patients as critical hospital services are likely to be impacted. 

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