Industrial and Medical Gas manufacturer, BOC Kenya Plc, has called on both the private and the general public to return all underutilized medical cylinders to their factory outlets across the country.
The firm says this will enhance the planning of adequate supply of medical oxygen and medical air in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
While making the appeal, BOC Kenya Managing Director Ms. Marion Mwangi said about 20,000 medical oxygen cylinders were out in the market or not in use yet these cylinders could save many lives, at the same time advising that people should not use Industrial Oxygen in place of Medical Oxygen.
“We want to enhance our support to Government and private healthcare providers in responding to the treatment of COVID -19 by increasing our national medical gases cylinder float while still observing the comprehensive countermeasures that have been provided”. We, therefore, urge anyone with idle cylinders to surrender to us for use with urgency. The company will issue requisite documents that can be retained for future use, she assured.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) listed company provides medical oxygen products that have reliably enabled healthcare professionals to provide optimal and quality therapy in both private and public hospitals in Kenya.
Ms. Mwangi said the company has over the years invested heavily in the only Air Separation Unit (ASU) in East and Central Africa that guarantees the purification of gases to the highest standards of 99.5%.
“These investments demonstrate our contribution to the Manufacturing and Universal Healthcare for all and Agriculture which are aligned to the Governments Big 4 Agenda”, she argued.