DILI, 19 july 2023 (TATOLI)- World Health Organization (WHO) committed to supporting the Minister of Health in realizing the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen plant in Timor-Leste.
WHO Health Policy Advisor, Vinay Bothra said that to review the past when the country faced a very crucial situation during the Covid-19 period, Timor-Leste’s lack of the number of Oxygen to respond to emergency needs due to the patient number increased highly.
“We developed guidelines on how best to use the oxygen, WHO also help SAMES to procure oxygen that we have provided during the covid-19,’’ WHO Health Policy Advisor, Vinay Bothra told TATOLI Agency in Novu Turismu Hotel, this Wednesday.
To provide more oxygen stock and other health needs, WHO has been working with partners including Build Health International (BHI), to respond to the national demand.
“WHO has made an assessment to find out, what is working well and effectively providing oxygen stock by putting important for oxygen production, WHO has also collaborated with Build Health International (BHI) looking forward to the other things that need to establish including critical care units in the five referral hospitals and oxygen, WHO has been working with the regional office to set up at least two plants one in Health Medical and Equipment Autonomy (SAMES) and one in National Hospital Guido Valadares (HNGV). The supply chain of Oxygen can respond to the national demand across the referral and national hospitals,”
Brothra added that WHO will continue to work with the Government Ministry of Health, to make significant improvements to the oxygen supply.
“WHO is standing side by side with the government of Timor-Leste through the Minster of Health to make significant improvements for oxygen suppliers by providing financial support for the Ministry of Health to realize the oxygen plant in Timor-Leste,”
Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá