COVID-19: Air Force distributes Oxygen to Isolation Centres

As part of its commitment towards the fight against the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian Air Force has commenced the distribution of oxygen produced at its Liquid Oxygen Plant, to various isolation centres and selected hospitals across the country.

A NAF defence Attaché, AVM O.A Adesanya, on Monday, tweeted: ‘I’m glad to note that the Nigerian Air Force has started distributing the oxygen being produced at its Liquified Oxygen Plant to isolation centres and designated hospitals across the country in support of the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic.’

According to the World Health Organization, WHO, oxygen therapy is the major treatment intervention for patients with severe Covid-19.

It therefore advised all countries with recorded cases to ‘work to optimise the availability of pulse oximeters and medical oxygen systems.

Meanwhile, reports from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control have put the number of discharged patients at 85 as of Sunday night, from amongst the over 300 confirmed cases in Nigeria.

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