According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Lagos state government has reportedly activated a new oxygen plant at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, to help aid the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
This was made known by the Lagos state Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, through his official twitter handle, while making it known that the oxygen activation was done on Friday.
Abayomi tweeted: “In furtherance of the commitment of Lagos State Government to deploy effective response to COVID-19 pandemic, a brand new oxygen plant situated at Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) Yaba, was activated yesterday, January 8, 2021.
“The oxygen plant was built in collaboration with Gates Foundation in response to the second wave of COVID-19 in Lagos State.
“Oxygen plants are industrial devices designed for regular supply into healthcare facilities.
“The plants separate oxygen from other air components by using pressure swing adsorption or membrane separation techniques.
“High purity oxygen is needed in healthcare facilities and essential for patients undergoing COVID treatments.
“The increased demand for oxygen for treatment of patients in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated activation of more oxygen generation capacity in Lagos State.
“Oxygen from the newly installed plant will be administered to patients through cylinders made available at hospital wards.
“This is particularly useful for patients with comorbidities who require prompt oxygen for survival.
“The operation of the plant will significantly make oxygen available for COVID-19 patients and supplement oxygen supply to about 300 cylinders per day and six cylinders per hour.
“In critical situation, a COVID-19 patient can use six cylinders per day.
“Oxygen from the plant will be very helpful for effective treatment due to proximity of the plant which serves as source.”