Researchers at UNIBEN Produce Clinically Tested Ventilators

A team of researchers at the Faculty of Engineering and Medical Sciences, University of Benin (UNIBEN), have produced a clinically tested ventilator, which it presented to its Health Centre to help contain the spread of coronavirus in Edo State.

Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, who is the Public Relations Officer at UNIBEN made this known in a statement in Benin City.

She said, “A clinically tested ventilator, produced by a team of researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Medical has been presented to the Management of the University led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lillian Salami.”

Leader of the team, Professor Kensington Obahiagbon, explained that the group, known as the COVID-19 Initiative, took peculiar circumstances of the country into consideration in developing the ventilator.

“Hence the ventilator was produced to work without electricity for at least one hour. It is designed to function in a dual mould for both adults and children,” Ehanire said.

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