THE Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOH-Barmm) turned over on Thursday, June 10, oxygen delivery medical equipment to the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC) to be used for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients.
Dr. Bashary Latiph, MOH minister, said Friday, June 11, that the delivery of the equipment is in line with the commitment of Barmm to continuously assist hospitals in the fight against the health pandemic.
Latiph said the pieces of equipment include 40 units of 50-pound oxygen tank with regulator, 20 units of 20-pound transport oxygen with regulator for ambulance, 3,000 pieces of oxygen nasal cannula, and 3,000 pieces of non-rebreather mask.
He said the medical equipment was received by Dr. Aristides Tan, officer-in-charge of the CRMC.
“I know this equipment will be of great use, considering that lately, we experienced a shortage of oxygen (supply),” Tan said.
Tan said the CRMC caters to patients from both the Barmm and Soccksargen.
On Monday, June 7, the CRMC management released a statement that its Covid-19 wards were beyond full capacity.
“High flow oxygen machines and mechanical ventilators are also depleted,” the CRMC said in a statement. (SunStar Zamboanga)