Imminent risk of oxygen shortage in Brazil’s countryside cities, says Health Ministry

In most municipalities, in the countryside, there are already reports of shortage, loan of cylinders between cities and even transfer of patients who need the oxygen input.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The difficulty to supply medical oxygen stockpiles at the same pace as the worsening of the covid-19 pandemic has worried states and municipalities. In most cities, in the interior, there are already reports of shortage, loan of cylinders between cities and even transfer of patients who need the oxygen input.

In a public hearing yesterday in the Senate, General Ridauto Lúcio Fernandes, advisor of the Logistics Department of the Ministry of Health, admitted that the country has an imminent risk of shortage in the countryside cities. "In a few days we will have no . . .

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