State oxygen depot established in Riverside County to assist area hospitals with oxygen needs

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY – The California Emergency Medical Services Authority, working with the Riverside County Emergency Management Department, brought much needed oxygen into the county to help meet the needs of hospitals within the region. “Oxygen suppliers are having a difficult time meeting the high demand of area hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bruce Barton, director of EMD, said in a news release Thursday, Jan. 7. “This isn’t limited to just one hospital. COVID-19 patients need lots of oxygen, and that’s taxing the entire health care system. We’ve been working with representatives from California Emergency Medical Services Authority to address the growing needs, and we’re glad to report that today EMSA set up an oxygen depot, a state resource, that will supply
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