The ventilator is easy to carry, runs on battery for 10 hours, and costs roughly $700 to produce, compared with the $20,000 of a traditional ventilator.
Health ministry recommends tocilizumab, HCQ, plasma therapy for patients in the moderate stage of COVID-19
HCQ has demonstrated in-vitro activity against SARS-CoV-2 and shown to be clinically beneficial in several small single-centre studies with significant limitations.
ICMR denies claims that it published a study saying India's coronavirus cases could peak by mid-November
The news reports attributing this study to ICMR are misleading. This refers to a non peer reviewed modelling, not carried out by ICMR and does not reflect the official position of ICMR, said the agency
During acute shortages, ventilator sharing is a reasonable stopgap to support patients for short periods in centres with appropriate expertise.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Ajay Devgn donates oxygen cylinders and ventilators to health centre in Dharavi
A BMC official said that Ajay Devgn offered to help the civic body when he heard that they needed oxygen cylinder supply in the health centre in Dharavi.
Fitbit Inc, which is known for making activity trackers, smartwatches and wireless-enabled wearable technology, will be shifting supply chain resources to make emergency ventilators.
Donald Trump says United States will donate ventilators to help India fight COVID-19, calls Narendra Modi 'good friend'
India's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed 85,000 on Friday, surpassing China's count of 82,933 confirmed cases.
Researchers found that patients that did get the drug did not do any better than those that did not and hence did not make that much of a difference.
Mortality rate among COVID-19 patients in India is three percent compared to seven percent globally: Health Minister
He also said that only 0.33 percent patients are on ventilators, 1.5 percent patients are on oxygen support and 2.34 percent patients are in ICU.
Until we get a vaccine or effective treatments, we should focus on testing, having hospital beds, and controlling the outbreak.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian medical device-makers battle supply snags, labour shortages in race to build affordable ventilators
Indian medical device makers, racing to churn out ventilators as domestic COVID-19 cases spike, have been beset by supply bottlenecks, cost overruns and labour shortages that are delaying their efforts to produce an affordable device.
Coronavirus Outbreak: IMF calls on all countries to refrain from putting restrictions on exporting medical supplies
The IMF has called on all countries to refrain from putting restrictions on exporting medical supplies in view of their massive requirement across the globe to combat the coronavirus pandemic that has killed at least 119,000 people and infected nearly two million
Coronavirus Outbreak: Are the use of ventilators, for seriously ill patients, causing more harm than good?
Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventilators, and doctors are worried.
COVID-19 update: ICMR rolls out rapid antibody tests in hotspots as number of cases rise to 3374 across India
CoroFlu — a potential COVID-19 vaccine — may be ready for human clinical trials by autumn 2020, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech said Friday.
The health ministry has placed an order of 10,000 ventilators from a Chinese firm, but even this won’t sufficiently meet the expected surge in the demand.
Siemens India commits Rs 20 cr to fight coronavirus pandemic; company to deliver 40,000 PCR test kits to ICMR
The company will spent this amount towards providing providing medical care equipment such as ventilators and analysers to several healthcare facilities across India, it said in a statement.
The World Bank has approved $1 billion emergency funding for India to help it tackle the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed 76 lives and infected 2,500 people in the country
World Bank approves first $1.9 bn for poor countries battling virus; President David Malpass says could provide up to $160 bn assistance
World Bank President David Malpass predicted the bank could provide up to $160 billion in assistance over the next 15 months.
NTPC, employees contribute Rs 257.5 cr to PM CARES Fund; sets up 200-bed COVID-19 facility in Odisha, conducts awareness campaigns
NTPC is working towards creating extensive awareness drive hoardings, banners in its operational areas along with encouraging the people to stay safe and be at home through announcements on loudspeakers.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Need to build manufacturing base for PPE, ventilators, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said there is a need to build a manufacturing base for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilators not only for the Covid-19 outbreak but for the future as well