COVID 19: President Buhari approves N6.45bn to set up oxygen

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N6.45 billion for setting up of gas plants in 38 locations nationwide to help in the treatment of COVID19 patients who need oxygen

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said this at a national executive council meeting in Abuja on Thursday, January 21 saying the president approved the funds for the production of oxygen as necessitated by the increased number of patients who need oxygen.

This comes two days after Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed that the demand for oxygen at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba area of the state has risen from 70 to 350 cylinders per day.

 

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