Thursday, 11 August, 2022

Topic: Ventilators

2-fold rise in percentage of Covid patients on ventilator support from 1 to 14 Jan in Delhi

The government data clarified that the growth rate of percentage of ventilator patients with respect to total hospitalisation is very low.

ISRO develops 3 types of ventilators, to transfer technology to industry for clinical use

The prototype of the ventilators developed at Thiruvananthapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), has undergone in-house test & evaluation & meets various specifications.

First-Person: I took my mom to Sultanpur district hospital & lost her as it runs ‘Ram Bharose’

My mother was admitted to Sultanpur District Hospital after her oxygen and blood glucose levels dropped. She needed ventilator support, but none of them were functional.

Why ventilators remain unused or locked up despite patients at rural hospitals needing them

Ventilators, which help patients breathe, are found in a hospital’s ICU and are traditionally operated by specialists in critical care medicine, called intensivists. 

Ventilators received under PM CARES ‘faulty’, majority lying unused, Punjab doctors claim

Punjab doctors say that even with ventilators that do work, there have been instances where they’ve turned off on their own while being used on patients.

1.34% of India’s Covid cases in ICU, 3.7% on oxygen support — Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

4,88,861 Covid patients have so far required ICU beds, while ventilator support has been administered to 1,70,841, Harsh Vardhan says at Group of Ministers meeting.

US corporate sector sends ventilators, oxygen concentrators to fight India’s second Covid wave

Over 45 top American companies & its CEOs have joined task force created by US Chambers of Commerce & Business Roundtable in association with US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum.

How IIT-Kanpur scientist & alumnus helped develop world-class ventilator in 90 days

At Off The Cuff, IIT-Kanpur alumnus & entrepreneur Srikant Sastri and IIT-Kanpur scientist Amitabha Bandyopadhyay talk about startups in India & their world-class ventilator

Off The Cuff with Srikant Sastri & Dr Amitabha Bandyopadhyay

In March 2020, when Covid-19 hit India, there was a race against time to improve health infrastructure, and ensure enough supply of ventilators in...

Remote meetings, scramble for parts — how IIT-backed startup built ventilators in lockdown

New book reveals how the IIT Kanpur-backed Noccarc Robotics developed a low-cost ventilator during the nationwide lockdown in 2020.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.