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Oxygen shortage at Kalubowila Hospital

It is reported that the Covid patients receiving treatment at the Kalubowila Base Hospital in Colombo East do not have sufficient oxygen.

According to hospital sources the hospital has only 80 oxygen cylinders and the daily requirement is 150 cylinders. The 8 beds in the Intensive Care Unit are now full of Covid patients. The Ministry of Health has been informed about this and it has been agreed to fulfill the requirement of oxygen cylinders by May 15.

Sources said that all the Covid patients admitted to the hospital were suffering from severe difficulty in breathing. The 110 beds reserved for Covid patients at the hospital have been filled by now.

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