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The new Covid-19 wave is putting more pressure on medical oxygen demand supplies in South America, as new virus variants are more infectious and the vaccination efforts progress slowly due to a lack of vaccines in most countries of the region.
The industrial gas industry is coming under severe pressure and public scrutiny, and is making public appeals to governments and citizens to limit contagions.
The industry has worked with the public and private health sectors to increase oxygen availability for the additional intensive care units which were added, as well as facilities for serious cases for patients who also require oxygenation – installing new or additional cryogenic tanks, providing more cylinders and oxygen concentrators. This, in turn, demands the upgrade of distribution equipment and personnel.