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Provide ventilators to Bannu hospital for COVID-19 patients



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Our goal
To equip Bannu hospital to treat patients affected by Covid-19
The Challenge

Lack of sufficient Ventilators to treat patients with COVID-19

Corona virus attacks people’s lungs, in some cases compromising their ability to breathe as they develop pneumonia. Ventilators which deliver air to the lungs through a tube placed in the windpipe, are crucial to keep these patients alive. India has an estimated 40,000 working ventilators, number of experts said will be inadequate in case there is a surge in COVID-19 infections that, in approximately 5% of the cases, sends patients to intensive care units (ICU) with acute breathing problems.

Our Solution

Provide ventilators to Bannu hospital for treating COVID-19 patients

RespirAID [portable ventilator] is a Automated Respiratory Assist device developed by Biodesign Innovation Labs that is an alternative for prolonged manual ventilation of AMBU bags or BVM used during within hospital transit of patient or during transit in Ambulances, operation theaters with anaesthesia. It delivers intermittent positive pressure ventilation. Automating the process of hand ventilation is achieved through simple mechanics, hence will keep the costs and skill requirement low.

It is easy to maintain the device as it utilizes existing medical grade compression components and simple mechanics. Various sensors are used to detect the working conditions of the system and a feedback loop is introduced to update the working as per requirements. This is can be used for the existing COVID-19 situations as it can stabilize the patients with respiratory distress, Pneumonia and Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) conditions.

These ventilators can continue to be used for babies in distress, even after the current crisis is over, thus helping Bannu hospital reduce infant mortality rate.

Your Impact

Availability of Critical Life Saving Equipment at ICUs helps save people's lives

Your donation will help ensure critical life saving equipment like ventilators at ICUs are functioning and available when needed. This will save the lives of many newborn babies, children and adult admitted due to COVID-19 disease. This is key to reduction of deaths due to COVID-19 outbreak. Your donation will help save lives of many patients admitted due to COVID-19 pandemic by procurement of essential medical equipment to the Bannu hospital in India.

$2,500 Minimum Funding Goal
  • 80%-Ventilators cost

  • 20%-Repair and maintenance cost

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