Baghdad - INA - Nassar Al-Hajj
The Ministry of Health confirmed, today, Friday, its readiness to equip hospitals with oxygen cylinders in the event of an increase in the number of injuries and an outbreak of the epidemic.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Saif Al-Badr, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the ministry continues to supply oxygen cylinders, as there is at least one oxygen laboratory available in every health department in all governorates of Iraq, in addition to the fact that most of the main hospitals in Baghdad contain an oxygen laboratory." In addition to providing oxygen from the laboratory of the Ministry of Health affiliated with the Clinics Department, noting that “the other section is imported and the general situation of oxygen is excellent.”.
He added, “Several ways have been prepared to ensure oxygen, including its manufacture, in addition to the fact that import is available in all health institutions.” Noting that "the ministry is ready to cover hospitals in the event of an increase in the number of injuries and an outbreak of the epidemic.".
Al-Badr continued, “In the event that the number of infections increases on a daily basis, which is a gradual increase, this will determine the entry of a new epidemic wave in addition to other determinants,” noting that “the decision is determined by scientists working in the field of epidemiology and public health.”