The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has dismissed reports suggesting that there is an oxygen crisis at the institution following the switching off of the oxygen plant.
UTH Public relations Manager Mwenya Mulenga explains that the hospital is getting oxygen supplies from the local vendors which is being supplied to all the patients in need.
Mr. Mulenga however, disclosed that the institution is spending between K80, 000 and K100,000 a week on the procurement of oxygen.
He says the oxygen plant has been switched off to facilitate maintenance and servicing, adding that money has already been set aside for these works.
Mr. Mulenga states that the hospital management is hopeful that the works on the oxygen plant will be completed soon so that the plant can be switched on.