How Did We Get Here? Uganda’s Medical Oxygen Crisis
As Uganda faces a surge of COVID 19 reporting more than ten thousand cases in ten days, oxygen shortages have been reported countrywide. People have recounted moving from hospital to hospital and being sent away or patients dying before they are helped. Private hospitals like Nsambya have asked patients to come with their oxygen. Some hospitals are rationing oxygen between patients. Even if available in private, it remains unaffordable for many.