Overseas Indians in a frenzy to ship oxygen concentrators for home care of Covid-19 patients

SourceThe National
SectorHealthcare
CountryUAE

Retail stores and pharmacies in the Emirates have been inundated with calls from Indians across the world, anxious to send oxygen concentrators to families back home.

Residents said the life-saving machines are an “insurance” in case relatives with Covid-19 need to be treated at home, as hospitals in India continue to face pressure due to limited numbers of beds and low oxygen availability.

Doctors describe the portable devices that extract oxygen from the air as a “bridge” to give timely assistance to mild and moderate patients when they struggle to breathe.

Pharmacies in the Emirates ran out of stocks in the past week and

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