Indonesia has enough oxygen for Covid-19 patients: Health minister

A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) breaths with a non-rebreather mask in an emergency tent at a hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 24, 2021.
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JAKARTA, June 25 - Indonesia has sufficient oxygen supplies for Covid-19 patients, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Friday (June 25), responding to concerns about pressure on supplies due to a surge in coronavirus infections in the country.

Out of Indonesia's total oxygen production capacity, only a quarter was being used to produce oxygen for medical purposes and producers were "committed" to convert production capacity to support medical needs, the minister told a virtual briefing.