Residing as much as the nation’s expectations amid third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pakistan Atomic Vitality Fee (PAEC) introduced to have indigenously developed its personal intensive care unit (ICU) ventilator named “i-LIVE”.
In line with an official assertion issued on Wednesday, the ventilator has been developed by a PAEC crew of diligent scientists and engineers making use of all important high quality requirements and regulatory necessities whereas medical doctors from the PAEC Hospital Islamabad supplied beneficial enter throughout its improvement course of.
In addition to passing via all inside evaluations and testing, the “i-LIVE” ventilator additionally efficiently handed the impartial evaluations and testing performed all through the event lifecycle by the analysis crew from the Pakistan Innovation and Know-how Centre (PITC) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
Furthermore, in depth scientific trials of i-LIVE have been additionally performed on the Jinnah Hospital Lahore beneath the supervision of senior medical doctors, bio-medical engineers and medical researchers. It’s pertinent to say that the ventilator efficiently handed all phases of engineering analysis and medical validation.
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PAEC Spokesperson Shahid Riaz Khan informed the media that the ventilator has been awarded formal approval, licencing and registration by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap). “After this award of approval from Drap, i-LIVE will be manufactured and supplied by PAEC to meet the critical needs of our hospitals.”
He stated that this can be a large leap in the direction of self-reliance in designing and manufacturing of the life-saving tools. “The exercise opens new avenues for multidisciplinary experts from various fields like software, hardware, mechanical, bio-medical engineering, medical and quality management to come together and serve the nation in distinct ways.”
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He stated that the contribution can be aligned to Pakistan’s imaginative and prescient of knowledge-based economic system and geo-economic technique.
PAEC Chairman Muhammad Naeem (HI, SI) congratulated PAEC scientists, engineers and medical doctors for this nice achievement and warranted that because the Drap has given inexperienced sign, large manufacturing of PAEC-developed ICU Ventilator, i-LIVE, will probably be commenced instantly to satisfy the rising demand of hospitals for this significant tools within the context of on-going coronavirus pandemic.