Covid-19 field hospital at Bingu Stadium runs out of oxygen

Newly opened Bingu National Stadium Covid-19 field hospital has run out of oxygen supplies, health authorities have confirmed.

Bingu Stadium Covid-19 hospital

Spokesperson for ministry of Health  Joshua Malango said the problem has been caused by a mechanical fault at Industrial Gas company  in Lilongwe.

Malango said fresh oxygen supply has been ordered from Afrox Limited in Blantyre.

He assured that the situation will return to normal today.

Malango said the situation has been occasioned by a rise in demand for oxygen at the facility.

The field hospital at Bingu National Stadium is four days old in operation and has 300 beds.

The oxygen from Blantyre will be transported by road as it is dangerous to transport it by air which some people suggested to government to use army helicopter.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
8 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
KWENGWERE
KWENGWERE
4 months ago

It is incredibly ridiculous. The thing has been opened as an intervention to a crisis and it runs out of essential supplies in so short a time, really???

Mike Stuart
Mike Stuart
4 months ago

Typical of Tonse Alliance. They do a thing and later start thinking how they did it. It is like buying for yourself a litre of petrol, yet you don’t have a car. Management is simple and straightforward as long as you’re thinking through your ideas, koma awa iiiiiihi!! Nzeru koma kuveka akapoli ndi kusema miyendo ya makanja.

Phaloni
Phaloni
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike Stuart

They are still better than DPP in all aspects of leadership…

ERUTU
ERUTU
4 months ago

Oxygen dangerous because of it’s oxidative nature – no helicopter travel no 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
4 months ago

This government is a disaster

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
4 months ago

A field hospital that is 4 days old has run out of oxygen? One wonders whether the tonse government is serious enough to protect its citizens. Poor planning at it’s best!

Time Changes, be dynamic
Time Changes, be dynamic
4 months ago

The whole thing (hospital) ought to have been embedded to kamuzu Central hospital upgrading programme whose level of facilities was going to include oxygen production and medical research facilities……but look!, munasankha stupid stadium ati. Where is football game in this country to justify such huge investments?? Few have become rich upon getting positions in the sports industry and you keep on supporting them eg Walter! nasty level of occurrence. Why force things? Let’s do coffee or cotton growing if we are better in that. Stupid.. that’s why even when one is sick, corrupt, honne, uneducated, etc he is watched, allowed,… Read more »

Russie
Russie
4 months ago

What an unfortunate scenario. NkhataBay hospital has an in-house oxygen plant. What is beautiful with this white elephant of a hospital is that ward has an oxygen outlet. But the government spent more for less

shares
Read previous post:
Ombudsman office in job recruitment drive

Ombudsman Martha Chizuma says her office will be recruiting additional staff to help with the ever expanding job of the...

Close