Oxygen for
Tunisian hospitals

  • date 24 July 2021
  • type Donations
  • location Tunisia

In continuity with the bridge of solidarity between Italy and Tunisia and the provision of humanitarian that connects the two countries, vital oxygen was donated to Tunisian hospitals to tackle the challenges of the Covid-19 virus.
Early in August, 20,000 litres arrived in the North African country from the San Donato Hospital and Kamel Ghribi, President of the European Council of Africa and the Middle East. The cargo was welcomed by the Italian ambassador to Tunisia, Lorenzo Fanara, and the Tunisian Minister of Health, Ali Mrabet.
On July 30th, 80 thousand litres of oxygen were already sent, while on July 24th the Tunisian hospitals had received 20 thousand litres of oxygen. To be specific, the gift included 27 oxygen concentrators, 30,000 personal protective equipment, 30,000 rapid tests and 25 ventilation helmets and an ambulance.
It is worth remembering that Tunisia consumed between 25,000 and 30,000 litres of oxygen per day before the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, due to the increase in infections, the North African nation consumes ten times as much, between 230,000 and 240,000 litres of oxygen per day, compared to a production capacity of only 100,000 litres per day.