Swasth Vayu may be used on Covid-19 patients 

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  • January 6, 2021
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Swasth Vayu may be used on Covid-19 patients 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health & GS-III – Sci & Tech

In news 

  • The expert committee constituted by Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, has concluded that SwasthVayu may be used on Covid-19 patients who require oxygen supplementation up to 35%.

Key takeaways 

  • Indigenously designed and developed by: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) 
  • Objective: To address the shortages of ventilators in the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • It is the non-invasive bi-level positive airway pressure ventilator. 
  • It is a microcontroller based precise closed-loop adaptive control system with a built-in biocompatible “3D printed manifold and coupler” with HEPA filter (Highly Efficient Particulate Air Filter).
  • It has features like CPAP, Bi-Timed, Spontaneous / AUTO modes with provision to connect Oxygen concentrator or Enrichment unit externally.
  • CSIR-NAL has commercialized this technology with six private companies.

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