IIT-Roorkee has developed a low-cost portable ventilator in association with AIIMS-Rishikesh, which can be useful for COVID-19 patients.
Named ‘Prana-Vayu,’ the closed-loop ventilator can deliver the required amount of air to the patient, with an automated process. controlling the pressure and flow rates.
The ventilator will be useful for a wide degree of congestions in the respiratory tract and is applicable for all age group patients, especially the elderly.
The manufacturing cost per ventilator is estimated to be Rs 25000.
Source : Economic Times