The ability to boost capacity to deliver oxygen therapy is the cornerstone of the overall approach to managing the COVID- 19 outbreak and it has implications for the functioning of the entiresystem. The principles, set out here, of building surge capacity should be integrated into a health system’s readiness and response capacities for all functions – either centrally, or at facility level.
Oxygen supply and delivery systems are limited in many resource-limited settings. Each supply option needs to be examined with attention to access and distribution.
The document showcases the need to account for energy efficiency and improved consumption when planning for oxygen requirements at a facility. It also showcases technical design for solar energy systems to ensure availability of reliable
and sustainable energy at the health facility.