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Paraguay to import large amounts of medical oxygen from Brazil

Friday, May 21st 2021 - 08:24 UTC
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Paraguay's domestic oxygen suppliers La Oxigena Paraguaya were running out of stock by early April Paraguay's domestic oxygen suppliers La Oxigena Paraguaya were running out of stock by early April

Paraguay's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday announced 784 tons of oxygen for medical use had been cleared for import from Brazil as part of the anticoronavirus efforts.

The operations will be carried out in weekly sequences with isocontainers from oxygen marketing companies located within Paraguay.

Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil (Anvisa) authorized this week the export to Paraguay of 784 tons of medical oxygen, due to its high demand amidst the covid-19 pandemic.

Paraguay's Foreign Ministry has extended its gratitude to Brazil's gesture of solidarity and announced that it will continue to take steps to support the public health system in order to face the coronavirus pandemic.The green light from Anvisa came after diplomatic negotiations at the highest levels, it was reported.

Paraguay's Association of Private Sanatoriums President José Zarza had warned in early April that the company La Oxigena Paraguaya, did not have enough stock to supply the increasing demand and asked the government to look for alternatives.

 

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