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Oxygen use at hospitals decreases - Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella said that the use of oxygen in Sri Lankan hospitals has decreased significantly now compared to the last few weeks.

The daily oxygen consumption on some days had increased to around 140 tonnes, the Minister said.

He was speaking at a discussion on Zoom yesterday at the Kundasale Regional COVID Meeting. The Minister said that the daily oxygen production in the country is around 80 tonnes and the daily oxygen consumption increased rapidly with the COVID pandemic.

He said that in addition to local production, steps had been taken to order oxygen from India, Singapore and China.

Minister Rambukwella said that due to the successful vaccination and proper management in the country, the disease is now largely under control and the support of all parties is required in this regard further.

The Minister also said that all necessary steps have been taken to bring the second dose of Sputnik-v vaccine for the Kandy District soon.


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