The Ministry of Health says it has procured huge consignment of oxygen as the country gets severely hit by a renewed COVID variant.
Liberia is currently reporting the the highest number of COVID infection in the sub region. The UK Variant, now confirmed in the country is spreading robustly with several places in Montserrado being the hotspot.
There has now been a rush for COVID vaccine at different health facilities with the Ministry of health in Congo Town being the most congested. Atleast 96,000 doses were donated to the country with 67K vaccinated till date, the surge comes after the renewed variant was announced.
Health Ministry, in reducing the panic has announced the procurement of oxygen to get Star Base Hospital (the major COVID patients referral center in Montserrado) is up for a robust reawakening to cater to patients.
MoH statement said Tuesday ‘Contrary to news or rumors that the Star Base Treatment Unit lacks Oxygen, Cylinder and regulator, we would like to inform the public that the Government of Liberia via the IMS has procured more Oxygen, over 500 cylinders with all filled with oxygen, 1000 Oxygen Regulator and other essentials medical supplies for speedy treatment of patients at the Star Base Hospital.’
At the same time, the Incident Management System says they have procured a 350 KVA generator to serve as the third alternative source of power to boost the supply of electricity 24/7.
‘The IMs seeks calm in the public as she is doing all she can to preserve lives; the ministry is working on distribution of these materials to counties and other private medical facilities across the country,’ the statement continued.
The new Coronavirus variant in the country when it mutates, will be violent and the infection rate will be very high, Dr. Francis Kateh has said.
The Chief Medical Officer told a news outlet Monday, that the new variant of the Coronavirus disease has the propensity to infect more persons quickly while those that are infected and in treatment units find their conditions are becoming severe.