Amid rising cases of COVD-19, researchers at CSIR-CMERI Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur has indigenously established a new indigenous ventilator. In the presence of Prof. (Dr) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, and Dr. Arunangshu Ganguly, Chairman, and Managing Director, Health World Hospitals Pvt Ltd, Durgapur, the ventilator was launched.
Prof. Hirani said, “The bellow design, controllers and ingrained electronics of this ventilator have all been customized to ensure cost-efficacy along with meeting the needs of the relevant industries. After adopting critical feedbacks from healthcare professionals of the Health Globe Medical Facility as well as Vivekananda Healthcare Facility, Durgapur, the ventilator has undertaken multiple technical and layout changes. The cost of the ventilator is nearly Rs. 80,000-90,000. To fulfill the requirements of numerous other patient’s parameters, the ventilator will be further upgraded”.
He added, “The potency of a ventilator for an individual is likewise associated with the reliable response of the attending health care staff. To make the ventilators automatically respond to the fluctuating variables of a person, the approach of this Institute will be to harness artificial intelligence abilities to automate the functioning of mechanical ventilators”.
Dr. Arunangshu Ganguly said, “CSIR-CMERI, in synchronization with essential treatment experts of the Health World Hospitals, have examined and incrementally created this ventilator”. CSIR-CMERI, along with health care experts, can revolutionize the ventilator development ability of the nation. The scientists at the institution believe that this will certainly aid in a large alternative of import dollars by reinforcing the health care production landscape of the nation.
Prof. Hirani stated, “Mass-development of this ventilator will certainly aid a broad range of industries as the individual parts of the ventilator can be separately manufactured by different industries. The substantially lowered expense of the ventilators will certainly aid the financially marginalized areas of the society the most, and additionally, help strengthen the schemes of Government-aided medical care, and upgradation of the tertiary health care facilities will also be helped. To ensure the availability of these ventilators in makeshift healthcare facilities, basic hospitals, and other health care facilities, we are in conversation with several industries for fast commercialization of this new ventilator”.
In establishing this ventilator, Prof. Hirani appreciated the efforts of the team including Dr. Anupam Sinha, Avinash Yadav, Kalyan Chatterjee, and Sanjay Hansdah.
Author: Sruthi S