Oxygen 4 Idlib – Help People to Breathe

COVID-19 patients need oxygen to survive. We are struggling in Idlib to provide supplementary oxygen needed to save our patients. Please support this appeal so we can treat patients during this pandemic.
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Idlib is home to over 4 million people, many living in crowded camps.

In early July 2020, the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Idlib, Syria. Since then, COVID-19 cases are spiralling out of control and placing a huge burden on the already collapsed healthcare system.

Idlib, Syria is home to over 4 million people, many of whom have been displaced several times. Now, most are living in over crowded camps in which COVID-19 is spreading fast.

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Patients are dying due to lack of oxygen.

In anticipation of this crisis, HHO has already built a COVID-19 centre to treat up-to 70 patients at the same time and also delivered $25,000 worth of PPE, 7 ICU ventilators and other important medical supplies.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, patients are dying due to lack of oxygen. Hypoxaemia, caused by low levels of oxygen in blood, is one of the main fatal complications of COVID-19. This is easily treated with oxygen, something we are struggling to secure in Idlib.

It’s vital that life-saving medical oxygen is available

It has been estimated that up to 20% of people infected with COVID-19 require oxygen, without which they could die. That’s why, during this pandemic, it’s vital that life-saving medical oxygen is available and accessible free-at-point-of-use for sick patients who need it the most.

Medical oxygen can be supplied in different ways. In Idlib, most of the medical centres do not have a functioning oxygen delivery system. This leaves them with the only option to fill hundreds of oxygen cylinders daily.

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Large on-site oxygen plant - cost effective option for us

Each oxygen cylinder refill cost almost $10. One COVID-19 patient requires 3 oxygen cylinders per day, costing around $30. Local refilling stations are struggling to keep up with the demand for oxygen during this pandemic.
The other more cost-effective option for us is to quickly secure a large on-site oxygen plant. This would allow us to produce our own oxygen from the air and meet the demand for oxygen in our hospital.

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In responding to the crisis, we must grasp the opportunity and build a more resilient and stronger health system for the future and for everyone. Scaling up access to oxygen delivery, could enable us to save lives during this pandemic and also to save hundreds of thousands of lives each year after.