CAPE TOWN – The National Ventilator Task says it’s confident the very first batch of non-invasive ventilators will be presented by the end of July.
The task has been entrusted with meeting the need in South Africa for simple, affordable variations.
The ventilators will be used to assist COVID-19 patients in the early stages of infection.
They will go to health centers most in need and be used to help COVID-19 clients suffering from breathing distress.
” We are finding supply chains is constrained a little bit,” stated task manager Willem Esterhuyse.
” However we’re fairly comfortable that we will have around 250 to 300 ventilators by the end of this month, and 10,000 ventilators early in September.”
The project received lots of proposals from business contending to establish ventilation systems.
Stringent screening was done to identify the very best out of 95 devices.
” Over the last number of months it’s become clear that the CPAP choice, which is basically a form of oxygen-air therapy where you supply a mix of air and oxygen to a client at a continuous pressure, is really effective at treating COVID clients,” Esterhuyse stated.
The Uni-Life 100 is one of 3 ventilators that have been approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority.
It’s ready to be produced on a large scale.
This non-invasive ventilator was developed by subsea engineering company, Medical Marine Offshore, based in Cape Town.
” This gadget is utilized in the medical industry and organizations prior to going onto a ventilator,” stated business director Mike Iles.
” The idea here is the device helps help the client with breathing, so these gadgets are called CPAP gadgets, which is a Constant Favorable Respiratory tract Pressure gadget.”
Iles states they have actually currently gotten orders for the Uni-Life 100 from different healthcare facilities across the nation.