The College of Engineering (CoE), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has held a demonstration exercise to explain the working operation of Ghana’s first home-made prototype ventilator.
The medical equipment, which is in the advanced stages of development, is a collaborative work between the College’s Computer Engineering Department and Michigan Technological University.
“The purpose of the demonstration exercise is to outdoor to stakeholders what the University is doing from its own perspective to augment access to quality healthcare delivery.
We think this home-made ventilator could be of utmost importance to patients with breathing deficiencies and disorders if the project is taken up for further development, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic,” Professor Mark Adom-Asamoah, Provost of the College, noted.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Kumasi, on the sideline of the programme, which brought on board the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), the Provost said less expensive materials and technology were used in building the portable ventilator