Oxygen plant to be build in liberia to help in the supply and filling of cylinders for hospital.

The construction of the oxygen plant which is the first in Liberia will be at ELWA Hospital. The plant which is worth over US$200k will help fill cylinders and supply oxygen. It will also supply the oxygen for Operating Theaters, Emergency Room and treatment areas of the new ELWA hospital.

Rotary Club of Monrovia (RCM) is in charge of funding the project after four years of raising the money. Meanwhile the club is collaborating with ELWA Hospital on this life-saving project. The oxygen plant is one of two Ebola Legacy projects that the club plans to build.

RCM president Monique Cooper-Liverpool said “Today is the culmination of years of hard work from our members, Rotary partners in the UK. She also said that the project will save life by simply having high-quality medical oxygen available for patients.”

ELWA hospital was the first responder when the deadly Ebola virus surface in Africa. The hospital had to convert their chapel into an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) when the virus first occur in 2014.

ELWA Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Dr. John Fankhauser said “When I first arrived at the old hospital, it was indeed difficult to get oxygen for patients who needed it. He also said that it was often a big scramble to get this lifesaving product.”

The new site for the project has help increase the service by the hospital but more things still need to be done.

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