Jeevan: Prototype ventilator by Railways’ Rail Coach Factory (RCF)  

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  • April 7, 2020
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Jeevan: Prototype ventilator by Railways’ Rail Coach Factory (RCF)  

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health; GS-III – Science and technology  

In News: 

  • The Railways’ Rail Coach Factory (RCF) in Kapurthala has become the first PSU to develop a prototype ventilator that has an original design and will cost a fraction of what regular ventilators cost. 

Key takeaways: 

  • The prototype is named Jeevan. 
  • It shall go for final testing at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) before being put to production to aid the country’s fight against COVID-19. 
  • The heart of the device is the compressed air container to work the Ambu bag with air. 
  • It doesn’t have any moving parts like servo motor or piston or link mechanism.  

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