By Twesigye Aggrey
Mbarara Referral Hospital has today launched the construction site where a new oxygen plant will be constructed.
According to Francis Ojom, the senior hospital administrator the new Oxygen plant will enable the hospital have enough oxygen.
The plant which has been launched today is financed by Ministry of Health in conjunction with global health collaborative and it will cost over 800million.
Halson Kagure the Mbarara Referral Hospital Public Relations Officer says that at the peak of Covid-19 pandemic the hospital would get oxygen cylinders from private services providers yet Mbarara Referral Hospital has been supplying other hospitals in the region.
Kagure reveals that once this new plant is completed, the facility will be equipped with huge stocks of oxygen that is still needed most in treatment of infectious diseases.
Anton Muganzi, the coordinator clinical activities between Mbarara Referral Hospital and Global Health collaborative appluaded the ministry of Health and Global Health Collaborative for rooting for good health services at the facility.
Apparently, two oxygen plants at Mbarara referral hospital can produce over 21000 litres of oxygen per hour but the new plant will be producing 28.3 m3( cubic centimeters) higher than two plants already in place.
The plant will be established at infectious diseases treatment center.