Hewatele doubles oxygen production as COVID-19 fuels demand

KENYA – Hewatele, a Kenyan oxygen production firm, is doubling production this year to keep up with surging demand from hospitals that are treating critically ill COVID-19 patients, the company said. Demand for the commodity has more than doubled to 880 tonnes from 410 tonnes before the pandemic, the ministry of health said, causing a steep shortage due to lack of installed capacity. The East African nation is confronting a severe fourth wave of COVID-19 infections that is putting pressure on health facilities. Kenya has so far reported 217,276 confirmed…

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