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In front of one of the oxygen production plants in the 6th of October City, a large number of citizens are crowding out waiting for their turn to fill the empty oxygen bottles, their ages and residence differed, but their need for oxygen cylinders to save their families from Corona patients collected them.
Al-Masry Al-Youm observed the crowding, as it spent nearly an hour inside the factory, in which some people spent their need to fill the cylinders, while others had to leave and search for another place to fill them because their families could not afford to wait. People, one of the most important phenomena reported by the patients ‘families, as they take advantage of the patients’ needs and raise prices, according to their saying.
The increase in the demand for filling oxygen bottles and the unprecedented pressure on purchasing over the past few weeks, raised the price of the oxygen cylinder from 50 to 150 pounds. Ahmed Sami, the owner of the factory, said that the unprecedented pressure on filling oxygen cylinders caused pressure on the production line and the occurrence. Disruptions almost daily, which prompted us to work 24 hours since the emergence of the second wave of the Corona epidemic to meet the needs.
Dr. Muhammad Awad Taj al-Din, Advisor to the President for Health and Preventive Affairs, said in press statements that there is an increase in oxygen consumption during the winter season in order to treat cases of Corona, indicating that there are companies that did not need production, and were opened to increase the production of oxygen cylinders. It was strongly recommended that there should be sufficient production, in implementation of the recommendations of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, regarding the necessity and quality of strategic oxygen reserves.
Dr. Ahmed Radwan, a consultant chest disease, pointed out that the lack of oxygen in the blood poses a threat to life if it is not paid attention to in a timely manner, and so far scientists are studying how corona attacks the lungs and other parts of the body, as it is considered a somewhat confusing thing. Especially since it is a threat to life, which is known as “silent hypoxia.”
He continued: “Despite the low levels of oxygen in the blood, some cases of corona patients do not show symptoms of shortness of breath, and it is considered a dangerous matter because it causes great damage to the lungs in a way that may impede the ability of parts of them to function properly, as these tissues lose oxygen and thus stop. about job”.
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