In Ukraine, one of the largest plants, which has stopped for regular repairs before, begins working again. Another plant will start operating on November 1, Minister of Healthcare Viktor Lyashko stated during a briefing.
"Regular works at one of the [oxygen] plants has already been completed and today the plant begins to produce oxygen to the network. Elsewhere, these works will last until November 1 this year. The situation today is not simple, but it can be overcome by getting rid of the frivolous attitude to vaccination, and compliance with anti-epidemic rules and quarantine restrictions," Lyashko said.
He also said that 35 oxygen producers are involved in oxygen production for the needs of Covid patients in Ukraine, including 23 medical oxygen producers and 12 technical oxygen producers.
As it was reported earlier, two major Ukrainian producers of oxygen temporarily suspended their work for routine maintenance. Ministry of Healthcare officials claimed that there is no considerable deficit of oxygen in the Ukrainian hospitals.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated funds to provide centralized oxygen supply to the bed stock of health care facilities that provide inpatient care to patients with acute respiratory disease Covid-19.