Hyderabad: Engineer and former Member of Parliament, Konda Vishweshwar Reddy on Tuesday claimed to have developed a ventilator for COVID-19 patients. The rapidly manufacturable Indian COVID Ventilator or ICo-Vent is a COVID-19 specific ventilator that is expected to address the shortage of ventilators in the world.
Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, also an entrepreneur and inventor who had headed digital healthcare arms of General Electric and Wipro, said the lifesaving ventilators can be speedily made available for treating the thousands of critically-ill Covid-19 patients who require mechanical ventilation.
Reddy, who was elected to Lok Sabha from Chevella constituency in Telangana in 2014, claimed that ICo-Vent meets global specifications for COVID-19 specific ventilators. He has already applied for a patent for the technology and function.
“Today, the world needs a million ventilators and with current manufacturers unable to keep up with the supply, we are sure that the ICo-Vent, the first rapidly manufacturable COVID-19 specific ventilator will help to bridge the shortfall. It is the need of the hour and my focus is to ensure this invention benefits humanity,” he said. (IANS)