Army to produce liquefied oxygen for isolation centres
Isolation centres and hospitals designated for the management of Covid-19 cases may soon receive pure Liquefied Oxygen from the Nigerian Army.
The Nigeria Army said it is ready to produce and store the pure Liquefied Oxygen.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, made this known at a news conference on updates on preparedness of the armed forces to combat convid-19 and other engagements in Abuja.
He explained that the Nigerian Air Force had started operating its Liquefied Oxygen (LOX) Plant at the 103 Strike Group (103 STG) in Yola at full capacity to meet the mandate.
According to him, the plant is on 24 hours operation to ensure uninterrupted production of pure Liquefied Oxygen in support of the effort of the government in managing the cases.
He added that the military had provided an additional isolation and treatment centre, located at the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo in Lagos, bringing the number to 18 centres.
“Equally, the training of 80 medical personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to manage COVID-19 cases has since commenced.
“They are being trained in batches and would soon be deployed to the various units they would serve.
“In addition, the recalling of retired Armed Forces medical personnel is in progress,” he said.