Somali Region Inaugurates Oxygen Plant Amid Pandemic Surge In Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, May 5, 2021 (FBC) – Deputy President of Somali Region, Mustafa Omer along with other high level regional officials has inaugurated an Oxygen Plant that has a capacity of producing 200 cylinders of oxygen per day.

The inauguration of the oxygen plant at a time when the pandemic is rapidly increasing and number of deaths from the virus is rising in the country.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the Deputy President of the Region Mustafa Omer said the plant will have a crucial role in addressing pandemic induced oxygen shortage in the region and the country at large.

Medical institutions in the region were getting oxygen from Addis Ababa, 622 Km from the regional capital Jigjiga, it is indicated on the inaugural ceremony.

There is a plan to reach a wider area beyond the region through increased production, the Deputy President said on the occasion.

Regional Deputy Administrator Ibrahim Ousman and the Health Bureau head Yusuf Mohammed have attended the inaugural ceremony.

 

Source: fanabc



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