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Optimal production of medical oxygen in Cuba

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Optimal production of medical oxygen in Cuba

Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel assured today that the production of medicinal oxygen reached optimal levels and covers the daily needs of the island's health system.
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Through his Twitter account, the head of state also reported that inventories of the product are recovered and highlighted the work to achieve these results amid difficult conditions.

More than 4 months ago, the industrial gases factory (which produces 95 percent of Cuba’s liquid oxygen ) broke down affecting the production of this input, vital in the fight against Covid-19.

For that reason, on May 26 OxiCuba S.A. stopped its production and began to distribute from inventories.

In view of the breakdown of the plant, Cuba had to look for alternatives to guarantee the supply to hospitals through the provision of small factories, and the acquisition of this vital medical supply through imports and donations from several countries.

The emergency led to the creation of a national command post to efficiently manage availability, taking into account the needs of the territories.

Institutions such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces took part in the transportation, even by air, of these supplies.

However, since last September, the plant began the process of adjustment and start-up.

According to official sources, OxiCuba is capable of producing 70 thousand cubic meters of liquid oxygen daily, above the demand of the health system.

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