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These techies are 3D printing ventilator splitters for Covid-19 patients

Their solution addresses the problem ventilator shortage in the country by splitting oxygen supply so that the machine can be used on two patients simultaneously

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Coronavirus | healthcare

Peerzada Abrar  |  Bengaluru 



Ethereal Machines co-founders (from left): Kaushik Mudda, Prakash Doraiswamy, V Arun, Sonal Asthana and Navin Jain
Ethereal Machines co-founders along with the team of doctors (from left): Kaushik Mudda (co-founder), Prakash Doraiswamy, V Arun, Sonal Asthana and Navin Jain

At a time when there is a spurt in the number of Covid-19 cases in India, most hospitals are also running short of ventilators which are absolutely necessary to help the infected continue breathing. According to several estimates, the country has only around 50,000 ventilators for a population of around 1.3 billion people.

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First Published: Tue, March 31 2020. 14:52 IST

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