BiPAP Ventilator “SwasthVayu”
- 12 May 2020
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Recently, the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore has developed BiPAP ventilator named SwasthVayu, a non-invasive (involves use of masks or similar device) breathing support device, for the use of non-critical non-ICU cases of Covid-19.
- BiPAP stands for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure. It is a type of positive pressure ventilator.
- While using BiPAP, positive air pressure is received during breathing in and breathing out. But higher air pressure is received during breathing in.
- SwasthVayu is connected with an oxygen concentrator, and will be ideal to treat moderate or mid-stage severe Covid-19 patients who do not require intubation and invasive ventilation.
- The ventilator is ideal for treating Covid-19 patients in wards, makeshift hospitals, dispensaries and homes in the current Indian Covid-19 scenario.
- The major advantage of this machine is that it is simple to use without any specialized nursing, cost effective, compact and configured with majority of indigenous components.
- The system has been certified for safety and performance by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
National Aerospace Laboratories
- National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) is a constituent of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, established in 1959.
- It is the only government aerospace Research & Development laboratory in the country’s civilian sector.