Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Levy Mwanawasa University Hospital Has Enough Oxygen


Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hopspital
Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital

The Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital has disputed claims that it has run out of oxygen.

A Social media report suggested that 20 patients were likely to lose their lives at Levy Hospital because government had failed to fix the oxygen plant. They alleged that 400 patients were in dire need of oxygen against 30 cylinders available for deployment .The report accused the government of failing to pay Delta the suppliers of oxygen, saying out of the 60 cylinders Levy Hospital management obtained in credit Delta could only release 30, because the company is being owed millions of Kwacha.

However Hospital Public Relations Officer Chizongo Siachiwena said the oxygen plant at the hospital is adequate to meet the capacity of 830 patients.

Ms Siachiwena said the medical facility has not recorded any high increase in deaths due to lack of oxygen contrary to the social media report.

She told ZNBC news that at the moment the hospital has 180 Oxygen Cylinders that are being used at the facility.
Ms Siachiwena, however, stressed that the hospital carries out maintenance of all it’s equipment and the plant had under gone maintenance.

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