Kenyan County Partners With Local University to Make Ventilators
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology and the county government of Laikipia invited the Kenya Bureau of Standards, the Kenya Poisons and Pharmacy Board, Kenyatta National Hospital, and the biomedical equipment unit at the Ministry of Health to inspect a ventilator prototype that they are developing at the university's Nyeri Campus. Ventilators are in high demand across the world following the outbreak of the highly infectious Covid-19 which attacks the respiratory system.
A nursing instructor demonstrates how an ICU unit works (file photo).
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