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Home oxygen gear in demand as Japan limits COVID hospitalizations

Daikin and Teijin ramp up production but chip shortage disrupts output

Konica Minolta said in April it has secured a 20-fold increase in production capacity for pulse oximeters. (Photo courtesy of Konica Minolta)

TOKYO -- As Japan limits COVID-19 hospitalizations to the sickest amid surging cases, medical equipment makers have ramped up output of oxygen concentrators and other products to ensure a steady supply for those being treated at home. 

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