- PAEC develops nation’s first ICU ventilator.
- Ventilator will get formal approval, licensing and registration by DRAP.
- Mass manufacturing to start instantly.
ISLAMABAD: Dwelling as much as the nation’s expectations amid the third coronavirus wave, Pakistan Atomic Vitality Fee (PAEC) introduced it has indigenously developed its personal intensive care unit (ICU) ventilator named “i-LIVE”.
Based on a information launch, the ventilator has been developed by a crew of scientists and engineers from PAEC who’ve utilized in its manufacturing all of the important high quality requirements and regulatory necessities, whereas docs from PAEC Hospital in Islamabad supplied worthwhile enter throughout its growth course of.
Apart from passing by means of all inside evaluations and testing, the “i-LIVE” ventilator additionally efficiently handed unbiased evaluations and testing carried out all through the event lifecycle by the analysis crew from Pakistan Innovation and Know-how Heart (PITC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
Furthermore, in depth scientific trials of i-LIVE have been additionally carried out at Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, beneath the supervision of senior docs, bio-medical engineers and medical researchers.
It’s pertinent to say that the ventilator efficiently handed all levels of engineering analysis and medical validation.
PAEC Spokesperson Shahid Riaz Khan advised the media that the ventilator has been awarded formal approval, licensing and registration by Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP).
Now i-LIVE will probably be manufactured and provided by PAEC to satisfy the vital wants of our hospitals.
He mentioned this can be a big leap in direction of self-reliance in designing and manufacturing of the life-saving gear.
“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,” he mentioned.
The contribution can also be aligned with Pakistan’s imaginative and prescient of knowledge-based financial system and its geo-economic technique, the spokesperson added.
PAEC Chairman Muhammad Naeem congratulated PAEC scientists, engineers and docs for this nice achievement and mentioned that after DRAP’s inexperienced sign, mass manufacturing of i-LIVE will start instantly to satisfy the rising demand of hospitals for this significant gear within the context of the continued coronavirus pandemic.
Minister for Data and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, who beforehand headed the Ministry of Science and Know-how, additionally hailed PAEC for the domestically produced ventilator.
“Congratulations to PAEC for creating another #MadeInPakistan ventilator,” he wrote, on Twitter.
He mentioned Pakistan’s achievements in making the world-class medical gear in two years have been commendable and congratulated the engineers, technicians and the whole PAEC crew for the landmark achievement which has “made the entire nation proud”.