The Ministry of Health in response to concerns about the supply of oxygen in the public health sector said there is an extra 50% supply of oxygen, over and above the current high demand levels, which has been held in reserve by the Ministry’s main external supplier.
On Monday 3rd May, 2021 during a press conference, the Minister of Health said that the public health system was more than adequately stocked with oxygen supplies.
The Minister also indicated on Monday 3rd May, 2021 that, for the first time in the history of the public health sector in T&T two major hospitals have the capacity to generate, bottle and distribute oxygen to other facilities within the public sector.
The facilities are the Arima General Hospital and the Point Fortin General Hospital.
As such, the Health Ministry is reassuring the public that its oxygen supply is more than adequate to meet our immediate and future needs.