Suppliers of oxygen concentrators in the UAE run out stock following huge demand by Indian expats

SourceGulf News
SectorFinancial Markets

Dubai: Following the Indian government’s green signal for the import of oxygen concentrators, there has been a mad rush among Indian expatriates to send this unique oxygen filtering device to their loved ones, so much so that distributors in UAE say they have run out of current supplies. Spokesmen of at least two distributors of oxygen concentrators in the UAE – Metro Med and Life Pharmacy – said they had done brisk business to sell this device all throughout March and April and handled hundreds of orders for the product. However, both confirmed they had run out of supplies and were expecting a consignment by mid-May for which Indian expatriates were making advance bookings.

Humaid Hussain, product manager of Metromed said they were expecting a consignment by May 20 and so far all their concentrators had been sold. “We deal with the Phillips Resprionic concentrators which have a capacity of filtering 90 per cent oxygen. We have the more...