PAEC Develops Pakistan’s First ICU Ventilator

Living up to the nation’s expectations amid third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) announced to have indigenously developed its own intensive care unit (ICU) ventilator named “i-LIVE”.

DRAP-approved ventilator successfully passes all stages of engineering evaluation and medical validation

As indicated by an authority articulation gave on Wednesday, the ventilator has been created by a PAEC group of constant researchers and designers applying all fundamental quality norms and administrative prerequisites while specialists from the PAEC Hospital Islamabad gave significant contribution during its advancement interaction.

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Other than going through every single interior audit and testing, the “I-LIVE” ventilator additionally effectively passed the autonomous surveys and testing directed all through the improvement lifecycle by the assessment group from the Pakistan Innovation and Technology Center (PITC) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

Besides, broad clinical preliminaries of I-LIVE were likewise directed at the Jinnah Hospital Lahore under the management of senior specialists, bio-clinical designers and clinical scientists. It is relevant to make reference to that the ventilator effectively passed all phases of designing assessment and clinical approval.

PAEC Spokesperson Shahid Riaz Khan told the media that the ventilator has been granted conventional endorsement, authorizing and enlistment by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap). “After this honor of endorsement from Drap, I-LIVE will be produced and provided by PAEC to meet the basic requirements of our emergency clinics.”

He said that this is a monster jump towards confidence in planning and assembling of the life-saving gear. “The activity opens new roads for multidisciplinary specialists from different fields like programming, equipment, mechanical, bio-clinical designing, clinical and quality administration to meet up and serve the country unmistakably.”

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