WHO: Shortage of Oxygen Equipment Is Worsening

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – As 1 million new cases of coronavirus are confirmed worldwide per week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that hospitals are facing a shortage in oxygen concentrators needed to support the breathing of COVID-19 patients suffering from respiratory distress. “Many countries are now experiencing difficulties obtaining oxygen concentrators,” WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “Demand is currently outstripping supply.” The health agency has bought 14,000 oxygen concentrators from manufacturers and plans to send them to 120 countries in the coming weeks, Tedros said