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GPs tell patients to buy their own oxygen as NHS supplies run low

GPs are advising patients with respiratory diseases to buy oxygen privately amid shortages of the gas across the NHS.

Last week hospitals were warned to urgently consider limiting how many patients were given oxygen simultaneously.

Hospitals usually have a pipeline to pump liquid oxygen from a central store to the wards, but most do not have the capacity to meet the demand from the number of patients they are treating with COVID-19.

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Source: The Times, 12 April 2020


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