BOC Gases to Enhance Demand for Oxygen to Treat Coronavirus Patients

BOC Gases
  • Calls for return of underutilized 20,000 medical oxygen cylinders

Industrial gas manufacturer BOC Kenya Plc (BOC), calls for the return of all underutilized medical cylinders across the country to enable it to enhance the supply of medical oxygen and medical air in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The leading supplier of industrial, medical and special gases in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda said on Tuesday about 20,000 medical oxygen cylinders were out in the market and they could save many lives.

BOC Kenya Managing Director Ms. Marion Mwangi advised people not to 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.”

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 purification of gases to the highest standards of 99.5%.