THE Scottish Government has spent more than £270,000 on lifesaving oxygen equipment for three African countries.
Edinburgh-based charity Kids Operating Room will use the funding to distribute 100 oxygen concentrators each to Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia, where cases of Covid-19 are thought to be rising quickly.
The equipment will initially be used to treat patients suffering from breathing problems caused by the virus and will then be used after the pandemic for general treatment.
The devices draw oxygen from the atmosphere and concentrate it to therapeutic levels.
External Affairs Secretary Angus Robertson said: “The Covid situation in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia has become very serious, very quickly, and we know that the pressure on health services are putting great stress on...