Lebanese Engineers Will Now Be Making Respiratory Machines in Lebanon

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According to NNA, the Lebanese Deputy Nehmat Efrem announced the completion of the first model of Lebanese artificial respirator/ respiratory machines with high qualities and sophisticated global techniques.

The respiratory machines are being built for the benefit of intensive care rooms in Lebanese hospitals. The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created a shortage of ventilators worldwide.

Efrem confirmed that the respiratory machine was completed after less than two weeks of initiating the project. The project was launched by a team of engineers along with specialized doctors.

“This is a national achievement in these difficult circumstances in which the coronavirus epidemic is spreading,” Efrem explained.

The project was completed with the help of the head of the Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department at Notre Dame Du Liban Hospital in Jounieh, Dr. Fadlo Al-Sayegh.

Efrem and Al-Sayegh showcased the device with its scientific and medical techniques, explaining that it was “created by the engineering and technical team of Phoenix from the Industrial Group, chaired by Efrem.”

“This new Lebanese innovation will be tested in a very short time, after which work will be done on quantities if the medical demand arises.”

“There are similar projects that are being initiated by the Lebanese people,” Efrem proceeded to say, “this is an evidence of our resisting society and the high social responsibility that our people have.”

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has arisen serious international conflicts in the shortage of medical equipment used to treat the symptoms consistent with the virus, like respiratory machines.

Pneumonia is one of the most common coronavirus symptoms. It has increased the demand for ventilators respiratory machines in Lebanon and around the world.

Lebanon has recorded 368 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) as of March 26th. The number raises huge questions related to the quantities of medical equipment needed as well as the number of patients Lebanese hospitals can take.

“We complete our initiatives in preparation for the worst, God forbid,” Efrem added. “The initiative is in coordination with the Ministry of Industry, which plays an inclusive and coordinating role between all initiatives and ministries under the slogan: Until the Last Breath.”

“We are also working among our team on isolation rooms and prefabricated field hospitals as well as prefabricated factories for the manufacture of masks in huge quantities.”

The making of local respiratory machines is a major innovation that will help Lebanon manages costs. This will also medical workers gain more equipment in their fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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