The All India Institute of Medical Science(AIIMS), Rishikesh in collaboration with The Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Roorkee has developed a low-cost ventilator. The ventilator will help to fight against COVID-19 and it will be cost-effective too. They give the Ventilator name 'Prana Vayu'. The details about Prana Vayu is given below-
A presentation was made before 450 industry representatives for early mass production. The ventilator Pran Vayu will cost Rs25.000/- per unit. this is much less than the products available in the market now. Prana Vayu was presented to more than 450 industry representatives in a webinar organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries(CII) for its mass production.
What is Ventilator?
A ventilator is a machine that provides mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs, to deliver breaths to a patient who is physically unable to breathe, or breathing insufficiently. Modern ventilators are computerized microprocessor-controlled machines, but patients can also be ventilated with a simple, hand-operated bag valve mask. Ventilators are chiefly used in intensive care medicine, home care, and emergency medicine (as standalone units) and in anesthesiology (as a component of an anesthesia machine).
What does Prana Vayu mean?
The term Pran Vayu is related to “forward moving air,” and its flow is inwards and upward. It nourishes the brain and the eyes and governs the reception of all things: food, air, senses, and thoughts. but in this case, it is a ventilator which is made by the IIT Roorkee and AIIMS Rishikesh
About The All India Institute of Medical Science(AIIMS), Rishikesh
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh (AIIMS Rishikesh) is a medical college and hospital-based in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. The Institute operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Minister for Health and Family Welfare, serves as the president. It is one of the Institutes of National Importance in India.
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About The Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Roorkee:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT R), Roorkee established in 1847, is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in engineering, basic and applied research. Since its establishment, the Institute has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research. The Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development.
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