Nigeria Produces Her First Ventilator

Due to global shortage of standard ventilators at this period of global health crisis, Nigeria has decided to make her own ventilator to help ease off the covid-19.

The project was carried out in Unilag and it was sponsored by The Lagos State Research and Innovation Council (LASRIC).

The already produced ventilator is unique for its ability to work in villages not connected to the national grid. It uses battery that could last for 13 hours, incase there is electricity power interruption.

It was designed to use 90 watts motor, and it was made in such a way that the motor must not be needed for 24 hours daily.

According to Mr Amuda, The Head, Innovation Unit and Deputy Director, Research and Innovation Office, Unilag, “the ventilators has the ability to deliver compression that inflates the lungs as well as the micro controller system. It has met all basic requirement as specified by the World Health Organisation “said Mr Amuda.


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