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Jul 01, 2020
4:00PM

Ventilators supplied to States,UTs by Govt are meant for ICUs: Health Ministry

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Health and Family Welfare Ministry said that the ventilators supplied to the States and Union Territories by the Union Government are meant for ICUs. It said, the technical specifications for these COVID ventilators have been laid down by a Technical Committee headed by the Director General Health Services and the procured and supplied ventilators comply with these specifications.
 
It has come to the notice of the Health Ministry through some media reports that the issue has been raised related to Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) mode not being available in the ventilators supplied by government.
 
Ministry said, ventilator models BEL and AgVa supplied to the States and Union Territories are complying with the specifications laid down by the Technical Committee. It said, these cost effective, made in India ventilators have BiPAP mode and other such modes as have been prescribed in the technical specifications. It said, the ventilators are being supplied along with user manuals and feedback forms which must be referred to for clarity.

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