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Apr 01, 2020
10:21AM

IIT Kanpur works on portable ventilator to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak

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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is working on portable ventilator to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The proto type of this ventilator will be ready soon and just after assembling, it can be used as life support system.

AIR correspondent reports that keeping the importance of ventilators in mind, Bio Science and Bio Engineering department of IIT Kanpur has prepared a design of live saver portable ventilator.  A team of experts from IIT is working for early production of this portable ventilator. 

Professor Amitabh Bandopadhyay from Bio Science and Bio Engineering department told AIR that there will be need of thousands of portable ventilators in future to strengthen the health system of country. That is why an expert team has designed this portable ventilator and very soon the assembling process of the ventilator will start.

Professor Amitabh also said that within 3 to 4 days the proto type will be ready and in one month we will be able to produce maximum number of ventilators to save the lives of public.
 

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