Navy’s multi-feed oxygen manifold to help coronavirus patients

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 April 2020 4:25 AM GMT
Navy’s multi-feed oxygen manifold to help coronavirus patients

Amaravati: Visakha Naval dockyard has developed an oxygen cylinder that can supply air to six people at a time.

Usually in every hospital bed has a dedicated oxygen supply through a pipe.

Naval Dockyard has developed the multi-feed oxygen manifold which can supply air to six people from one cylinder. Navy officials decided to donate 25 units of these manifolds to the Andhra Pradesh government.

Only 5-8 percent of people infected by COVID 19 will need a ventilator. The rest can be given oxygen. At this point of time, multi-feed oxygen manifolds will be very useful in the isolation centers being set up by the government. Currently, the Naval dockyard is manufacturing 10 Multi-feed Oxygen Manifolds.

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