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IIT-K offers to develop portable ventilators, cheaper testing kits

Joining the fight against coronavirus, scientists of Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) have proposed to develop portable ventilators and affordable testing kits. According to senior professor at the Bioscience and Bioengineering Department of IIT-K professor Amitabh Bandhopadhyaya the institute would be soon sending a proposal regarding the same to the Centre for approval.

Covid fight: Rj Shrutii

Here’s another feather in the cap of ‘Humanity’! A group of people came forward as soon as they got to know about the storm our country was about to face.

Covid fight: IIT-Kanpur designs portable, affordable ventilators

With the number of Covid-19 cases rising in the country, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kanpur is developing portable ventilators which will be significantly cheaper than the ones available in the market.

With rising cases of coronavirus in India, Caring Indians is helping out in providing resources to healthcare workers

Started by Anurag Dixit and Rahul Raj, Caring Indians is a crowdsource social initiative which is providing resources such as masks, PPEs to healthcare workers amid the coronavirus-led lockdown.

Coronavirus: India’s race to build a low-cost ventilator to save Covid-19 patients

In an 8,000 sq ft (743 sq m) facility in the western Indian city of Pune, a bunch of young engineers are racing against time to develop a low-cost ventilator that could save thousands of lives if the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms the country’s hospitals.
IIT Kanpur

Coronavirus: IIT Kanpur to develop low-cost portable ventilators to aid medical infrastructure

Professors at IIT Kanpur claim that while invasive ventilators are available at around Rs 4 lakh per unit in the market, this ventilator will be made at a cost of Rs 70000 per unit as all the components have been sourced from India only. Two graduates from the institute who are running a start-up, have developed a prototype for the portable ventilator.

Caring Indians: An opensource initiative to fight the coronavirus

At times of crisis like the global coronavirus outbreak, it is the initiative and teamwork of people across sections of society, who come together to find solutions, that help contain it. With this in mind, a group of people have begun building a platform to coordinate the efforts of professionals in healthcare, manufacturing and so forth, by pooling their resources and expertise.

IIT Kanpur, others race Covid-19 clock to build ventilators for India

India may be staring at an unprecedented shortage of ventilators in light of Covid-19—needing up to 5X of what it has. Now, a motley group of players is looking to plug this gap with local manufacturing and innovation