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Fabrigas Refuses to Sell Oxygen to Ambulance Service #553473
10/21/21 10:40 AM
10/21/21 10:40 AM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
As Everyone knows we provide a vital & Much needed Service to our San Pedro Community especially Since the Covid 19 Pandemic Started we offer Covid 19 Home Care Service which means we buy oxygen from the Dealer here in San Pedro and then our Service Services our Patients here in San Pedro, Which no one Else is Currently Doing.

Today was informed that the Main Distributer ( Fabrigas) in Belize can no longer sell us the Oxygen because the patient cannot take the oxygen Cylinder with them Home except from the Clinics or if they Buy it directly from the dealer here in San Pedro, Bear in Mind the dealer only Opens from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and most Emergencies Happen at Night.

One of the Reason is because we Charge More for Our Service which includes the Following:

1. Oxygen Cylinder

2. Oxygen Regulator

3. Oxygen Masks

4. Transportation

5. Full Covid 19 PPE.

6. work, Experience etc.

Of Course we cannot sell it the Same as the Dealer we offer a private & Profesdional In Home Service...

So sad at Night if you are sufferring Covid 19 and in Need of Oxygen You will need to wait until the Next Day.

I have been buying oxygen from our Local San Pedro Dealer for long now with any Issues, all of a Sudden there is this Health & Life Issue.

We have help Treat Many Covid 19 Patients and we work Directly under Physician Prescription.

Our Service responds to Emergencies Medical, Trauma & Scuba Diving Emergencies.

Please Feel free to Comment and Share your Experience if our Service helped you in one way or Another.

Not sure how we are at this Current Situation but if there is a person or Entity behind This Situation, Remember its not About Me, Its not About You, This Is Much Bigger than Us, This is About the Patients Life, Which is Most Important than any of Our Differencies.

Maybe its Time for a New Gases Company to Come into Belize and one that Really Care about The Patients & Our Belize People....

Island Emergency Services.
615 2998
Abner Bacab

Re: Fabrigas Refuses to Sell Oxygen to Ambulance Service [Re: Marty] #553511
10/23/21 05:02 AM
10/23/21 05:02 AM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
Fabrigas Says San Pedro Has Enough Oxygen

Fabrigas came under fire earlier this week when a provider of emergency services on San Pedro said the company was refusing to rent him oxygen tanks.

It's a very serious allegation on an island being hit hard by COVID right now, where a ready supply of oxygen can mean the difference between life and death.

Well, Fabrigas says there is NO SHORTAGE of oxygen on the island or anywhere in the country of Belize.

In their press release, Fabrigas says that there are several places on the island where the general public and private medical facilities can purchase oxygen. In San Pedro, that distributor is FCS Aluminum. They clarify that the cost of oxygen on the island is $108 dollars per 220 cubic foot cylinder.

Third party Service providers have been known to raise this price up to take advantage of desperate persons in times of acute need.

Channel 7

Re: Fabrigas Refuses to Sell Oxygen to Ambulance Service [Re: Marty] #553530
10/24/21 04:01 AM
10/24/21 04:01 AM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
Fabrigas clarifies oxygen situation with Island Emergency Services

Fabrigas has stopped selling oxygen to Bacab in large quantities because according to them, he is not a dealer or a doctor authorized to provide such interventions. Special Project Coordinator at Fabrigas Glenford Baptist said that the other complaint is that Bacab is price-gouging the oxygen. He explained that the cost of oxygen at their authorized distributor in San Pedro is $108 per 220 cubic foot cylinder. The price Bacab is charging patients is reportedly $500 for the use of oxygen. They believe that this is exploiting people in these times of need. Baptist said that as an EMT, he can get oxygen to execute his business when transporting patients to a health facility, however, he should not be re-selling it. “Bacab will not be sold oxygen in those large quantities, he is not a dealer, and he is not authorized by way of his professional training,” Baptist emphasized. According to him, before someone gets oxygen they need a doctor’s prescription and they are the dealer on the island in cases of emergency and deliver such service if needed.

Bacab is very disappointed with the decision of Fabrigas and believes he is not exploiting people. His service has saved lives on the island as he has responded to emergencies in the wee hours of the night. Many times he tends to COVID-19 patients which entail extra measures. Many island residents appreciate Bacab’s service, claiming he seems to be the only one that can save you when you get sick in the middle of the night as he will come to your place and tend to you.

Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun

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