| 28 February 2024, Wednesday |

“If diesel is not provided today, hospitals will lose their oxygen supply,” Haroun warns

The President of Syndicate of Private Hospitals in Lebanon, Suleiman Haroun, warned that if diesel was not available today for the “Shehab” factory, which supplies oxygen to 65% of Lebanon’s hospitals, two-thirds of the hospitals’ fuel supply would be cut off, as the factory’s remaining supply would run out within hours of the day.

Haroun told Al Markaziya: “I was informed by the owner of the “Shehab” facility, Lebanon’s largest oxygen manufacturer, that he no longer possess diesel stock, and that no one is delivering the quantity required, therefore the material is running out of the manufacturing machines today.”

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is the primary necessary material for the “Covid-19” patient, he warned that “if the fuel oil is not received today, the plant will close its doors tomorrow, and thus oxygen will be cut off for two-thirds of the hospitals at a time when it is most needed.”

  • Sawt Beirut International