UOKiK launches medical oxygen supply investigation


The President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) on Tuesday (17th Nov) launched an investigation into the supply of oxygen to hospitals.

There has been an increase in the demand for medical oxygen amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, with the gas considered essential to treatments for critically ill patients, such has invasive ventilation and low and high-flow oxygen therapies.

Tomasz Chróstny, President of UOKiK, has been notified of problems with oxygen supply to hospitals in some voivodeships.

“Irregularities may occur at different levels of trade in this substance and manifest both in the form of misunderstandings and abuse of a dominant position,” UOKiK said in a statement.

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