Silliman University hospital partners with BMC for oxygen generator use

By Roi Lomotan

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – Silliman University Medical Center Foundation Incorporated (SUMCFI) has recently entered a lease agreement with Brilliant Metal Craft (BMC) Hospital Systems for the use of an OXAIR 600 Oxygen Generator for patients who need oxygen.

Dr. Edward Dampor, owner of the BMC hospital systems, assured that the oxygen generator is safe to use because oxygen is seven times filtered and passes through a process of sterilization.

Dampor pointed out the risk in using traditional oxygen tanks because patients may inhale components of metal rust.

SUMFCI Board Chair Candelario Gonzalez said having an oxygen generator would help the hospital provide cheaper oxygen system to its patients.

Aside from this, it will also improve the safety in the hospital since it will lessen the use of oxygen cylinders which has the tendency to leak and explode.

Meanwhile, SUMFCI President Roberto Montebon said the agreement covers a five-year period, and after this the board will review and decide if they will renew the lease agreement or purchase the unit of the oxygen generator.

BMC is a metal fabrication company located in Cebu City.

The company has earned the approval of FDA and has an ISO certification for the manufacturing of oxygen cylinders.

On the other hand, Dampor said they are also open to partnering with government hospitals interested to have similar oxygen systems. (rmn/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on May 12, 2016)

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