Minister of Health Dr. Christopher Tufton on Monday (August 30) said that Jamaica had received an early morning shipment of oxygen.
The news comes amid concerns over the weekend that hospitals island-wide were running low on the commodity.
According to Tufton, the latest shipment arrived in Kingston at around 2:00 a.m. on Monday.
“So we now have bulk supplies and it is now being distributed throughout the trade. We expect another shipment sometime this week,” said Tufton.
“Hopefully by mid-day all would have been given supplies, and we just have to plan accordingly. Because the quantities run out quickly. A big part of it is importation, getting it from the sources around the world, because everybody has a demand issue. But I can say that we’re passed the worst now, at least for the time being,” added Tufton.