Global alert to double the production of respirators due to the Coro outbreak


Manufacturing companies around the world are trying hard to produce large quantities of artificial respirators that help people survive because of the huge demand for them to face the Corona virus, which also highlighted the shortage of masks and gloves.”With the epidemic spreading across the world, there is an unprecedented demand for medical equipment, including artificial respirators,” said Kiran Murphy, President of General Electric Health Care. The group has employed more workers and is now working around the clock.

The Swedish “Gettingen” group is increasing production to meet the explosive growth in demand for this equipment worldwide. The group said in a statement, that all equipment normally used for training or exhibitions will be provided to customers immediately.

The French company, Air Liquide, plans to increase the production of respirators from 500 units per month to 1,100 in April. The German medical technology giant Drieger has announced that it has doubled the number of ventilators produced, while Leufenstein obtained a government order that includes 6,500 units over the next three months, and it began increasing production in February, due to high demand. On these devices from China.

French officials said the Coved-19 pandemic had weighed on hospitals, as some intensive care units had become overwhelmed with patients, warning that they were at risk of running out of basic equipment.Earlier this month, the Italian Society of Anesthesiologists and Intensive Care Unit staff looked to set a maximum age for admission of the injured. World leaders have turned to industrial groups with the know-how and ability to help hospitals.

US President Donald Trump tweeted, giving “green light” to Ford, General Motors and Tesla to help boost ventilation production.The French “BSA” group, which owns “Peugeot” and “Citroen”, said it was looking “very seriously at the possibility” of joining the companies that manufacture these medical devices.

Innovations such as 3D printing may also be beneficial, and the Dutch company, “Ultimaker” has put printing centers, experts and designers at the disposal of hospitals.

In eastern France, severely affected by the Corona virus, an operator at the University of Belfort, Montpelier, on an open collaboration basis, is working on a prototype of a respirator. “In the event of a crisis, anything can help. Over the past few days, specialists around the world have said that we need to print out respirator and protective masks. Our role is to test them and make sure they are,” said engineer Olivier Lamot, director of the “crisis lab”. Working”.

Olivier de Cooke, former head of the French Federation of Anesthetists and Care Unit Employees, noted that there is an urgent need for personnel and protective equipment more than devices. He explained that in the intensive care unit, it is common to place those infected with the Corona virus on their stomachs, which requires five people.



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