Nov 3, 2022

VitalAire is committed to support the Department of Health into clarifying oxygen supply allegations in Johannesburg

15 January 2020, Statement

VitalAire South Africa is deeply concerned by a recent Media Report indicating the deaths of 3 patients in Riverlea, Johannesburg allegedly due to a delay in oxygen therapy deliveries. VitalAire South Africa can confirm that the needs of State patients under home oxygen therapy in Riverlea have been met.

VitalAire South Africa continues to support all enquiries to ascertain the facts in cooperation with the Gauteng Department of Health and the families of the Riverlea Patients.

The safety of patients remains the absolute priority.


Cherese Piek
Communications Manager, Air Liquide South Africa


About VitalAire: VitalAire has over 20 years of proven experience in providing medical oxygen and respiratory equipment throughout South Africa. Our 100 highly-qualified staff strive to serve all of our patients in the comfort of their home or in one of our 20 local branches. We specialize in innovative products and personalized care programs to help take care of patients suffering from respiratory diseases.