Officials of Sittway Township assure of oxygen supplies

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Sittway Township of Rakhine State has enough oxygen to date for COVID-19 treatment, said U Than Tun, Rakhine State Administration Council member (3).
“The Sittway General Hospital (500-bedded) produces 60 oxygen cylinders (40 litres) per day. But we have to distribute these oxygen cylinders to hospitals in Maungdaw, Rathedaung, Ponnagyun and Minbya townships,” he said.
Moreover, the oxygen cylinders from the military hospital (17), Sittway 100-bedded hospital, military hospital (2), Ann 300-bedded hospital, Nyaung Chay Htauk (Ka Pa Sa) and Myaungtagar Steel Factory (MEC) are also distributed to Sittway hospital.
Similarly, the Rakhine State Administration Council and Western Command ordered 900 oxygen cylinders and they will arrive in Rakhine State via Muse and Mandalay soon.
The Sittway UMFCCI cooperates with the social welfare teams to establish an oxygen plant in Sittway and it can produce 200 oxygen cylinders (40 litres) per day.
The machines are ordered and it will take about one month and a half to produce oxygen. Currently, people can contact the state health department for help currently if they need oxygen.
Similarly, the Rathedaung residents of Sittway District provided cash assistance to set up an oxygen plant that can produce between 30 and 50 oxygen cylinders (40 litres) per day. The mobile oxygen plant will also assist the other townships. Currently, the Rathedaung hospital gains 18 oxygen cylinders (40 litres) and remains 4 cylinders.
The Ponnagyun Public Hospital in Sittway District uses 6 oxygen cylinders (40 litres) for COVID-19 patients and the social welfare teams provide the needed oxygen to the hospital.
The officials also arrange to build an oxygen plant that can produce from 30 to 50 oxygen cylinders (40 litres) per day using the cash contribution of residents.
Moreover, the Pauktaw residents of Sittway District donated money to construct an oxygen plant that can produce from 80 to 120 oxygen cylinders (40 litres) per day.
The people can contact the respective township health officials for oxygen. – Tin Tun (IPRD)/GNLM

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