As the COVID-19 virus spreads across the globe, many cities are preparing for a drastic increase in individuals needing medical assistance. Many of our hospitals and clinics simply do not have enough beds, resources, and medical equipment to support the massive influx of patients. In response, many healthcare systems are establishing temporary facilities in hotels, stadiums, and other large buildings as well as field hospitals in outdoor tents. As more and more mobile clinics open, there is an increasing need for medical supplies and equipment.
Below, we’re discussing our involvement in the treatment of COVID-19 patients through our client, Samaritan’s Purse.
Emergency Field Hospitals in New York City
New York City has quickly become the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States. To keep up with the influx of patients, the city is actively searching for new solutions to help alleviate the strain the virus has put on its hospitals. Over the past few weeks, they have established several mobile medical clinics, including:
- The USNS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship, which is now docked in New York Harbor to care for extra patients that hospitals can’t accommodate.
- The Javits Center, a large convention center, which has been converted into a large field hospital for more patient overflow.
An additional field hospital has also been constructed in Central Park to treat patients. It will serve as a respiratory care unit, dealing with COVID-19 exclusively. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian humanitarian aid organization, was at the helm of the Central Park field hospital project, gathering volunteers and erecting tents along the East Meadow, near Mount Sinai Hospital. The group of tents houses 68 hospital beds, as well as an additional 10 beds that are equipped for ICU-level care. Samaritan’s Purse’s efforts have helped to relieve some of the strain on local hospitals, many of which are at capacity in terms of space and supplies.
On Site Gas Provides Oxygen Generators to Help COVID-19 Patients
Because the COVID-19 virus causes severe respiratory symptoms in some patients, oxygen has been a vital resource for treatment. Emergency medical oxygen generators, in particular, have proven invaluable, making it quick and easy to set up oxygen supplies in field hospitals and other temporary establishments. Instead of relying on oxygen tanks and cylinders, which are cumbersome to haul and need to be refilled or delivered regularly, medical oxygen generators can continually produce the gas with no waiting time..
The Samaritan’s Purse field hospital will utilize oxygen generators from On Site Gas to treat COVID-19 patients with severe respiratory problems. These high-quality oxygen generators for field hospitals provide a continuous supply of medical-grade oxygen, with no need for refills or additional servicing. Not only does this save money, but it offers the flexibility and reliability that healthcare workers need to treat patients as the pandemic progresses.
The Need for Oxygen Generators During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The spread of COVID-19 demands swift action and access to reliable medical equipment. Due to the nature of the virus and the respiratory distress it causes, oxygen generators for hospitals are critical. On Site Gas is proud to be the oxygen generator supplier of choice for the Samaritan’s Purse NYC field hospital, and we remain dedicated to assisting with relief efforts wherever possible.