News  /  Published 26.03.22

Portable, IoT-enabled ventilators developed at IIT Hyderabad up for commercial sale

Powered by lithium-ion batteries, the smart ventilator named 'Jeevan Lite' was launched by Telangana and Puducherry Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on March 24 ...

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.06.21

25% ventilators given to Jharkhand ‘defunct’

One-fourth of the ventilators given to Jharkhand by the Centre is not functional and requires repair or replacement of missing parts.  The state government has written to the manufacturers of th...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.05.21

44 of 104 PM-CARES ventilators defunct

Defunct ventilators from PM-CARES Fund, coupled with lack of adherence to installation protocols and training to technicians, are giving doctors at the Covid ICU of Rajendra Institute of Medical Scien...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.21

No ventilator for Covid patients in Hills

A Covid-19 patient hospitalised in Darjeeling — a district headquarter — has no access to a ventilator, a situation that is reflective of the health care in the hills. The Darjeeling dist...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Calcutta  /  Published 13.05.21

Care ramp-up hits ventilator wall

Hospitals in the city want to increase the number of critical care beds for Covid patients but a shortage of ventilators is one reason they are unable to do that fast, officials said. Since most pati...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


India  /  Published 25.04.21

Spine-chilling wail for oxygen as deaths rise

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.09.20

Ventilators? Yes, but no manpower

Hazaribagh Medical College and Hospital (HMCH) now has 24 ventilators in its ICU, a key element in treating serious Covid patients, but lacks the manpower to operate them. HMCH superintendent Sanjay ...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.08.20

Bokaro runs out of ventilators

Hospitals in Bokaro are headed for a serious crisis with the district health authorities declaring that there were no ventilators available if more Covid patients were to need them. The district has ...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.08.20

Tatas help out with 10 ventilators

Dhanbad district administration's effort to beef up Covid treatment facilities by adding new treatment centres with adequate infrastructure received a boost on Thursday with Tata Sons supporting t...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

India  /  Published 02.08.20

Covid: ventilator export approved

The Centre has decided to permit export of indigenously manufactured ventilators, the Union health ministry said on Saturday, citing India’s reduced proportions of coronavirus disease patients o...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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