They begin to deliver oxygen therapy supplies for Buenos Aires without social coverage

The Ministry of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires began the delivery of oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters and tubes to the people of Buenos Aires without coverage of social works that, due to the pathology they suffer, require these vital inputs. The pandemic highlighted the shortage of oxygen providers in the private sector, an essential resource for patients who were especially affected by the virus in their respiratory function. In addition, this input is essential to treat numerous pathologies, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and oncological diseases. As a result of the increase in the demand for oxygen, the State of Buenos Aires decided to strengthen the Home Oxygen Therapy program, which depends on the Provincial Directorate of Networks and Regions in order to complement the provision provided by the private sector, with the aim of guaranteeing timely access to health for all people who require it. The ministry led by Nicolás Kreplak began to deliver oxygen concentrators, tubes for home use (for situations in which the electricity supply is affected), pulse oximeters and transfer tubes to people who depend on oxygen therapy either for their survival or to improve their quality of life. Specifically, as part of a global plan that contemplates the entire public health system, the plants of the provincial hospitals Iriarte de Quilmes and San Roque de Gonnet, which were paralyzed, were recovered and another 10 oxygen production and storage plants were generated. 2,000 oxygen tubes (1,000 with regulator), 5,000 oxygen concentrators, 33,000 CO2 meters and 17 industrial oxygen compressors were also purchased. From the health portfolio they will supply the necessary household supplies and will make a comprehensive follow-up of the person in treatment and their family group.

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