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Ailing patients breathe new vigour into industrial gas suppliers

As industry slumps, big gas suppliers turn to home healthcare services for chronically ill patients

Paris

IN A cluttered suburban apartment east of Paris, health technician Vincent Mallet adjusts a plastic tube delivering oxygen to an elderly man's diseased lungs. Sitting at the dining-room table, Mr Mallet tests the equipment while the patient and his wife recount the daily struggles...

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