Covid India Campaign, Applied Materials India collaborate to create low-cost ventilator splitters

first_img Ventilator splitters act as a stop-gap device to double or quadruple number of patients who can be treated using existing ventilatorsCovid India Campaign, a non-profit, volunteer-driven, disaster support task force is collaborating with Applied Materials India to help support medical communities during the COVID-19 crisis.Leveraging such collaborative efforts, Covid India Campaign has engaged with specialists, including 3D printers, critical care experts, designers and engineers, under one roof to better gauge ventilator splitting techniques and designs to improve access among patients.India is currently witnessing a shortage in the availability of ventilators leading to a sharp gap in supply and demand. Such limited access to respiratory support resources has created a strain on the medical fraternity; therefore, ideating towards ventilator splitting has taken precedence among non-profits in India.Ventilator splitters are intended to act as a stop-gap device, which can effectively double or quadruple the number of patients who can be treated using existing ventilators. The splitters should also assist hospitals in the interim until new shipments of ventilators are readily available.Through this collaboration, Covid India Campaign and Applied Materials India are attempting to simplify the process of designing cost-effective ventilator splitters, which may be assembled in any part of the country. Applied Materials India is offering innovative open source designs for low-cost ventilator splitters that are prototyped by Covid India Campaign’s vast network of labs. Covid India Campaign also provides access to the 3D printing community and a host of industry experts to help design firms to quickly and efficiently produce designs at scale.Speaking on the collaboration, Srinivas Satya, Country President and MD, Applied Materials India said “COVID-19 is undoubtedly having a tremendous impact in India and the situation calls for expertise from across sectors to come together to bolster and support the medical community as they work to mitigate the pandemic. Our collaboration with Covid India Campaign aims to help support the frontline healthcare workers during this time of crisis and deliver accessible products to those in dire need.”Dr Rahul Singh Sardar, Co-Founder of ICATT Foundation and core team member of Covid India Campaign, said, “Currently, we are experiencing a huge gap in the supply chain where the medical devices are concerned. Our volunteer led Covid India Campaign group is working with various companies like Applied Materials India to support innovative designs to produce ventilator splitters through a network of rapid prototyping labs and the 3D printing community. This will potentially help address the current shortage of devices in the treatment centres.” By EH News Bureau on September 17, 2020 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Covid India Campaign, Applied Materials India collaborate to create low-cost ventilator splitters Applied Materials IndiaCOVID India CampaignCOVID-19ventilator splitters MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app COVID-19 Updates News Add Commentlast_img read more

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Professor Fletcher Honoured for Work in Maternal Health

first_imgRelatedProfessor Fletcher Honoured for Work in Maternal Health FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist, Professor Horace Fletcher, has been awarded the Gold Musgrave Medal for his revolutionary work in maternal health. He was one of two gold medalists recognised by the Institute of Jamaica on October 10 at its 2012 Musgrave Award ceremony held at the Institute’s East Street headquarters, downtown Kingston. The other was retired University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Edward Baugh, for his contribution to literature. He was however unavoidably absent from the ceremony. A total of 14 esteemed individuals and organisationswere honoured with gold, silver and bronze medals for their outstanding contributions in the fields of literature, science and the arts in Jamaica and the West Indies. On hand to make the presentations were: Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; Minister of Education, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites; Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna; and Fellow of the Institute of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga. In a citation read by Deputy Chairman of Council, Institute of Jamaica, Ainsley Henriques, Professor Fletcher was credited for revolutionising the induction of labour by using the drug misoprostol, originally used to treat peptic ulcers. This treatment is used internationally and is considered more cost effective and safer than previous methods. The citation also noted that Professor Fletcher’s research has led to, among other things, the reduction of complications due to pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy induced hypertensive disorder, which is a leading cause of maternal deaths in approximately seven per cent of pregnancies in Jamaica. Crediting God, his parents and teachers for his accomplishments, Professor Fletcher, said it was an honour to receive the award. Professor Fletcher, who was responding on behalf of the other awardees, equated his joy at receiving the gold medal to the exuberance displayed by the West Indies cricket team when they won the T20 World Cup last Sunday (October 6). He congratulated his fellow awardees for excelling in their various fields. He also thanked the Institute “for nominating us and for honouring us in this way” as well as the Jamaica people for their support and their encouragement. The Silver Musgrave Medal went to Professor Bryan McFarlane for outstanding merit in the field of art and art education; Herbert Morrison Technical High School Band for outstanding merit in the field of music; Calabash International Literary Festival for contribution to literature; John Henry Thompson for his contribution to the field of science; Dr. Pauline Christie for outstanding merit in the field of linguistics; and Cuban Emmanuel ‘Rico’ Rodriguez for his contribution to music.  Bronze Musgrave Medals were awarded to Dr. Donald Shirley for merit in the field of music; Dr. Ellen Campbell-Grizzle for her contribution to science; Ebony G. Patterson for contribution to art; and Arlene Patricia Ononaiwu for merit in the field of library development. The Youth Musgrave Medal went to 14-year old Richaydo Farquharson for his achievement in entrepreneurship. The Musgrave Medals are awarded by the Institute of Jamaica in recognition of notable contributions to literature, science and art in Jamaica and the West Indies. The award was introduced in 1889 as a memorial to Sir Anthony Musgrave, Governor of Jamaica (1877-1883), who founded the Institute in 1879. RelatedProfessor Fletcher Honoured for Work in Maternal Health Professor Fletcher Honoured for Work in Maternal Health Health & WellnessOctober 12, 2012center_img Advertisements RelatedProfessor Fletcher Honoured for Work in Maternal Healthlast_img read more

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Feature: MWC17 Day 4

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 MAR 2017 Powered by THEOplayer 2021.1.3Close Related ContentClose ShareMobile World Live‘s Steve Costello brings you all the action from Wednesday at Mobile World Congress. Remote control monster trucks were a highlight of Nokia’s keynote from CEO Rajeev Suri, while 5G Olympic efforts and ‘conversational commerce’ were other big themes. Previous ArticleKeynote 9 wrapup & Jio/Samsung Press EventNext ArticleHall 3: ZTE stand Related contentRelated contentShare VideoShare Video Play Video UnavailableUnavailable UnavailableLanguageLanguageSettingsHDSettingsFullscreenFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDone Playing onSubtitlesLanguageSettingsQualityAutomatic Automatic HDSpeedNormalQualityAutomaticSpeed0.250.5Normal1.251.52Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%PlayPlayMuteMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00LiveRemaining Time -0:00 Watch in VRWatch in VRdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionsSubtitlesSubtitlesUnavailable HomeFeatured Content Feature: MWC17 Day 4last_img read more

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INSIDE AFCON 2019: Ighalo, Musa Train Separately as Super Eagles Resume Full Training Ahead…

first_imgCAIRO – The Super Eagles of Nigeria resumed full training on Friday after Thursday’s light training and recovery session with the duo of Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa training separately from the rest of the squad as they continued their recovery from Wednesday’s exertions against South Africa in the quarterfinals of the 2019 AFCON.Friday’s training session, the first since Nigeria discovered the identity of their opponents, The Desert Foxes of Algeria, for Sunday’s semifinal clash, saw fullbacks Chidozie Awaziem and Shehu Abdullahi join their teammates after both also sat out yesterday’s session although Abdullahi also did personal aerobic drills separate from the rest of the team.With Super Eagles legend and former two-time Africa Footballer of the year Nwankwo Kanu on hand to cheer the team at the Aero Sports Club, Cairo, Head Coach Gernot Rohr ran the rule over the team as he continues to assess his players ahead of the clash against the Desert Foxes.Nigeria beat South Africa 2-1 at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday to progress to the semifinals while Algeria ousted Ivory Coast to set up a meeting with the three-time champions on Sunday at the Cairo International Stadium for a spot in the final.RelatedINSIDE AFCON 2019: Musa, Ighalo Return to Full Training with the Super Eagles After Fitness ScareJuly 13, 2019In “AFCON”INSIDE AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Engage in Intensive Training Ahead of Semifinal ClashJuly 11, 2019In “AFCON”INSIDE AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Observe Final Training With Complete Squad Ahead of South Africa ClashJuly 9, 2019In “AFCON”last_img read more

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