After a temporary shutdown, an oxygen plant resumed operation in one of the western regions of Ukraine. This was announced by the head of the Ministry of Health Viktor Lyashko on the air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.
According to the minister, earlier two oxygen production plants went for routine maintenance, before that they found a replacement for technical oxygen for the volume that they produced.
But at that time one plant in western Ukraine went out of order, and "some hospitals felt that there might not be enough oxygen." After that, Ukraine took a certain amount of oxygen from Poland and opened additional facilities.
"There was a certain tense situation, but this plant in Western Ukraine has already resumed its work," Lyashko said.
It became known yesterday that two major oxygen producers in Ukraine stopped for routine maintenance. Then the Ministry of Health assured that there was no significant oxygen deficiency.
Earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine allocated funds to ensure the centralized supply of oxygen to the beds of healthcare institutions that provide medical care to patients with acute respiratory disease Covid-19.