How Lacor hospital is beating oxygen crisis

Nurses attend to a Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at Mulago hospital in Kampala last month.PHOTO/PROMISE TWINAMUKYE 

What you need to know:

  • The hospital, at least for now, can cope and even extend a helping hand to neighbouring hospitals.
  • Its on-site high purity oxygen generation equipment can supply 28,000 litres of oxygen per hour, with its backup system able to supply and sustain same quantity of oxygen in case of a breakdown.

On the stretch of Gulu-Nimule road, astride the border of Gulu and Amuru districts on the outskirt of Gulu City, sits northern Uganda’s surgical centre, St Mary’s Hospital Lacor.

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