India and its oxygen crisis

India has been for a while been hit with lack of oxygen supply after the Coronavirus wave that has swept the country. Many had not been vaccinated as did not experiencing any major crisis last year. Since the widely publicised wave that has swept the need and demand for medical oxygen is high.

Ludhiana, which being the biggest district with a maximum population of over 3.5-million passed through a harrowing time during the deadly second Covid wave, has built a strong medical oxygen infrastructure to meet the anticipated high demand of the life-saving gas during the possible third virus wave, the government has confirmed.

Besides accumulating maximum cylinders, the district has also acquired the highest number of oxygen concentrators in the state, the official figures have revealed.

6,165 oxygen cylinders made available

The data compiled by the Health and Family Welfare Department, which is available with The Tribune, showed that Ludhiana has made available 6,165 oxygen cylinders, including 4,774 D-type cylinders, 4,158 in private and 616 in government hospitals, and 1,391 B-type cylinders, including 855 in private and 536 in government institutions.

Reference: Tribune News Service

India’s oxygen crisis right now

As the covid crisis in India hits there is a worrying lack of medical oxygen supplies for patients in desperate need. The coronavirus is spreading fast and for a densely populated country their medical facilities and completely under strain.

Cases had been falling and people were beginning to be out and about more including religious festivals and political rallies.

As quoted by the Guardian, ‘In the middle of March, the number of recorded cases started to grow faster than in any other country, this week passing 300,000 a day, along with more than 2,000 deaths, close to twice the daily deaths India experienced during the first peak of the virus between July and September 2020.’

A staggering statistic that the country will be fighting to keep under control. As many doctors, nurses and families take to social media to show how desperate they are in need of oxygen let’s hope that we can help supply India’s crisis and they manage to receive what they so desperately need to save lives.


Life after covid…

Fatigue, shortness of breath, pressure in the chest, headaches and muscle pain have been surveyed as the most common symptoms after coronavirus.

“More than 9 in 10 people even indicate that they have problems with simple daily activities”.(Longfonds and CIRO knowledge center)

It seems that there is a large amount of people that may be going unheard or untreated especially if not officially diagnosed with Covid-19. People still need care and advice after coronavirus. Many who may not have been ill previously will be scared, have questions and be in a very scary or anxious unknowing if not helped.

According to the study by Longfords the average age was 53 with many healthy prior to the virus. Many complained about not be able to walk properly and certainly being unable to exercise.

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Facing a mask reality…

Face coverings have now become quite normal when you leave the house for essential journeys, work or to go to the supermarket. Is this the new normal when it comes to Coronavirus as well as social distancing and washing hands?

For those with a respiratory condition or disease it can be uncomfortable but it is bearable and face masks are there to protect one another from catching any infection when passing people even outside queueing or coming into contact with those you do not normally meet. Some people may be exempt due to their conditions but being extra careful outside the house as masks can help to stop infections spreading.

If you have any doubts read your local government or state website for full details on rules, restrictions and regulations where you live. Any other doubts concerned with your health condition then please ask your doctor for more advice.

If you require medical oxygen to assist your breathing then OxygenWorldwide are still on hand if you would like to contact us for any needs of supplying medical oxygen.

Medical oxygen shortages

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Due to Covid-19 medical oxygen has become very difficult to get hold for patients in developing countries such as Africa and the Middle East. Medical oxygen is an essential medicine and should be available to all. Covid-19 has brought an extra constrain on a much needed supply across the world.

Medical oxygen supplies relies on its local infrastructure as it is very costly to transport so these countries have seen their supply gap increase.

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought medical oxygen to the table and much needed for all the wards across the globe.

OxygenWorldwide have great connections across the world and can also supply medical oxygen for use in your home for after-care of any other medical conditions. With an extensive team of knowledge and 24/7 communications we are here to help give patients the essential medicine they need. Contact us today for a quote.

Breathing at home with Covid-19

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Coronavirus is becoming less of an ‘unknown’ virus and more of we at least know someone who has it or has recovered from it. If you are able to see loved ones this Christmas and New Year please be careful and if you require medical oxygen for breathing you can still do this in the comfort of your own home.

A huge part of recovery is being surrounded by the things you love, the people you recognise to look after you and just being calm in your familiar surroundings. If you find yourself or someone close to you in need of medical oxygen after covid-19 then our team can help.

OxygenWorldwide has been arranging and delivering medical oxygen for over 20 years around the world. Portable oxygen concentrators can be used safely in and around your home so give you the freedom to move around your home or at least be comfortable.

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Is Covid-19 here to stay?

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Like many we are all just want to leave 2020 behind and have an immense desire to put this challenging and ever-changing pandemic behind us. As we draw close to the end of the year it seems to have swooped in and taken this dream and all we have been working together towards an ending. Now there does not seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel and we will need to adapt and change to Cvoid-19 being here to stay.

How will we cope?

Well this will mean it will be very normal now to have masks and face coverings, social distancing and washing hand and sanitiser will also become ‘the new normal’. Our future plans will now need to become adaptable and with challenges and changes become opportunities. Do not let what is happening now affect your future. There are ways to be creative, think outside the box and still maintain all what you want to achieve. (within regulations!).

Once herd immunity and the vaccine roll out sets in we will be able to hopefully make more concrete plans of international travel, see loved ones and once again begin our adventures. For now it feels as if time has been put on pause with Covid-19 but as with everyone across the world – we will get there, it just not be the same as before.

You are in safe hands…

In these strange times it is important more than ever to now support locally, support your country and support all the businesses around us that have been closed for 3 months in the most busiest times of the year.

How does this affect travel plans?
Many people may be still anxious and nervous about jetting off around the world this summer but look around and see what is on your doorstep. With a short journey you can explore your own country and what it has to offer! We sometimes don’t see what is closest to us and you will be surprised how much there is to learn about a place plus you speak the locals language – no translations needed!

How does this help?
You are helping to support many businesses that may have to close or go into administration due to the loss over the past few month – they may even be able to survive this crisis. You will also be helping the economy to grow and survive.

What does this mean?
Even if you are travelling with your medical oxygen please do let us know as we can help supply this for you at your chosen accommodation. But ultimately you will be able to take a short journey whether it is a drive, train journey or a short boat crossing and not feel anxious about venturing to a foreign country.

You will also be able to relax more knowing your own countries coronavirus rate, where is safe and also how to behave with the ‘rules’ Each country has its own rules for example if you travel or are in the UK you would have to self quarantine for 14 days but if you took a drive to another city you do not need to but still can explore places such as the wonderful cities or beautiful countryside for a long weekend or even week and learn so much about another area!

Please do let our team know if you are planning to travel with medical oxygen and we can help you – you are in safe hands.

3 ways to stay positive during lockdown

Being positive during Covid-19

Covid-19 is taking over our lives and while we all try to stay home and save lives it can be difficult to remain positive with all the negativity in the media or our thoughts.

Here are some 3 positive things you can do to give yourself the mental boost you need whilst being indoors and at home especially when you already are vulnerable or sick.

  1. Create a mood board or bucket list
    Zone in on your hobbies, interest, travels and plans for your future. Put all your ideas on paper, in a scrap book, list in your phone or even type up on the computer. You can be as creative as you wish but ultimately focus on what you are going to do or go to or start once this is all over!
  2. Stay hydrated It is important to remember to stay topped up with fluids and we may forget as not moving around as much. Your body still needs to be kept from dehydration as this can lead to bad skin, IBS flare up to headaches and tiredness to name a few. The NHS and The European Food Safety Authority state, “Women should drink about 1.6 litres of fluid and men should drink about 2.0 litres of fluid per day”.
  3. Video call your loved ones regularly Make sure you are keeping in touch with your friends, family or even your groups such as your local club or hobby group. You can set up virtual meet-ups, virtual drink nights to give a bit of fun to your week and see some friendly faces. Do not be scared to use video software as once you have mastered how it works it really makes you feel as if you are with all those friendly faces in the room and makes you feel really happy and in-touch with the outside world.

Don’t forget you can download all the best tips of what to do when at home whilst in quarantine. FREE guide over on our website today at oxygenworldwide.com.

5 things you must do during lockdown

We are all living through strange times at the moment as the whole world is going into lockdown with Covid-19. As we all learn to social distance and be at home more how can you stop boredom or getting anxiety?

Here are a few things to do to make sure during these times you have a bit of self-care and keep positive, even if you are also dealing with a condition and part of the vulnerable groups of people living with respiratory health problems and using medical oxygen to help you get by each day:

  1. Daily exercises – maintain your daily exercises and stretching to keep up movement and health. Exercising not only helps you stay fit and strengthen muscles but it will boost being positive and an aid a good routine for the day.
  2. Be kind to yourself – If you don’t feel up to doing anything one day let yourself relax, do not get stressed out by these feelings as you will feel more anxious. We all need a rest and time off now and again so just have that lay in or nap as your body is telling you to do so!
  3. Keep in touch – Have a system where you keep in touch with friends and family each week – this may be a certain time each day or week or even a virtual call from your computer. Seeing faces and talking to loved ones really keeps you connected and happy. It’s always good to talk and also means you can check in with people to see if they are doing OK.
  4. If you condition worsens or you have problems with your medication, medical oxygen supply don’t at all feel like you are being a burden to the GP, Hospitals or suppliers. Your health is important and even more so right now so if you need help or you wake up one day and don’t feel right please call and get in touch as it may be important.
  5. Finally use the time to teach yourself something new. Have you always wanted to learn a language, read that book you never get around to or even plan your next holiday. We have more time than ever to really sink our teeth and thoughts into being a better cook, baking a cake, take up a course online or even just getting creative and reading up on your next plan – its time to plan that next adventure and remember we can still help you on your travels so please do look up our recommendations and links!