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India-Nepal: 41 ambulances, 6 School Buses donated

On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti (October 2, 2020), India donated 41 ambulances and 6 school buses to organizations in the field of health and education in Nepal. Highlights Since 1994, India has gifted 823 ambulances to Nepal. This is the first time India gifted ambulances in three different categories. They are advanced life support ..

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“Dexamethasone” added to COVID-19 treatment protocol

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently included the use of steroid Dexamethasone in COVID-19 treatment. The ministry has also recommended the use of Remdesivir on patients that are moderately ill. Hydroxychloroquine is to be used during early course of the disease. Highlights The new COVID-19 treatment protocol of the health ministry says ..

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NASA Develops VITAL Ventilator

Engineers at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab have developed VITAL- a ventilator prototype for assisting the treatment of COVID-19 patients. VITAL Ventilator VITAL or Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally is a high-pressure ventilator prototype developed by engineers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. It is a low cost, easy to build ventilator to be ..

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SCTIMST to manufacture automated AMBU with Wipro 3D

The SCTIMST has tied up with Bengaluru based Wipro 3D to manufacture automated AMBU type ventilators in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. AMBU AMBU or Artificial Manual Breathing Unit is a hand-held device used to assist the respiration of the patients by providing positive pressure ventilation. It is also known as Bag Valve Mask ..

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Scientists develop indigenous ventilator under Project Praana

Scientists and students at IISc Bengaluru have developed a prototype for indigenous ventilator in light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in India. Ventilator Ventilator is a medical equipment that provides mechanical ventilation support to patients who is either unable to breathe or is breathing insufficiently. The ventilator pushes breathable air in and out ..

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