Rail 'life', Landmark rail to create low-cost ventilators


BanglaHunt Desk: India's health services will face a catastrophic disaster if the Corona epidemic reaches its third stage in India. Experts say that the number of ventilators available at this time in India is very small compared to the amount of ventilators required in the third phase. This time the Indian Railways came forward to relieve the crisis. The Kupurtala Rail Coach factory has developed low-cost ventilators, which can save thousands of lives at a time with a shortage of medical equipment to fight the coronary virus.

The rail has already created a prototype for that ventilator. Production can start immediately after receipt of ICMR exemption. RCF general manager Rabindra Gupta said, “Without compressors, it will cost around Rs 10,000. If we have all the materials after ICMR approval, we will be able to produce 100 ventilators a day, ”he said.

Note that the prototype is made from materials found in the factory – the portable compressor is made from an air cooling machine, the body is made from components of the coach, the argon flow meter is taken from a laser welding machine and the microprocessor is taken from the coach's data.

The 5-member team behind Life has brought only two controllers – a regulator valve and a microprocessor – from Delhi and Noida. RCF used the emergency transit service to get two components by road and train during lockdown.

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