Installation of oxygen plants in hospitals underway

The Managing Director of Maldives Gas Abdulla Mohamed has announced the installation of oxygen plants in hospitals across the Maldives, highlighting their upcoming placement later this year.

Speaking on a programme aired on PSM News, Mohamed underscored that the oxygen currently optimised by the health sector is produced in Thilafushi, Kaafu Atoll, confirming that oxygen plants are already situated at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital and Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital. However, efforts are underway to ensure the swift and timely delivery of oxygen to hospitals and regional health centers across the atolls.

Moreover, Abdulla Mohamed also shed light on the ongoing discussions between Maldives Gas and the Ministry of Health to facilitate the provision of oxygen to larger hospitals, emphasising that one of the new oxygen plants will be established in a specific region to enhance accessibility.

Oxygen gas is crucial for healthcare and industrial purposes. Maldives Gas initially installed a 99% pure oxygen plant in Thilafushi in 2018 and is currently the only company responsible for supplying oxygen for both health and industrial needs.