Alsons Group Launches A Respiratory Device In Pakistan

The national launch of the Alnno-Ventura HFNO device, a respiratory device developed in Pakistan by Alsons Group was held by the Ministry of S&T.

The national launch of the Alnno-Ventura HFNO device, a UK qualified, a sophisticated respiratory device developed in Pakistan by Alsons Group was held by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The event was hosted by the Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain. It was attended by government officials and foreign dignitaries along with the senior members of the medical fraternity.

According to the ministry, the global pandemic caused by coronavirus spread has created a disturbance and health emergency of unparalleled magnitude.

The minister said, “With most medical equipment being in short supply globally due to the pandemic, as well as being a third world country with the limited medical infrastructure it was imperative that Pakistan become self-reliant and able to look after its own needs.”

By developing a lifesaving device that is safe, effective, and affordable, Alsons Group has entered the medical equipment manufacturing industry.

The design and specification followed by the Alnno-Ventura are of the UCL Ventura manufactured under license and instructions from UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering in the UK.

As a collaboration between the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering, UCL Mechanical Engineering, University College London Hospital, and Mercedes-AMG high-performance power trains the UCL Ventura was designed.

Alsons Group Chairman AR Allana stated, “The government can also help create favorable conditions for export of medical devices, bringing much needed foreign revenue to the country.”

The minister said, “We are convinced we can do it. When corona started spreading, we were importing everything. But there was a severe shortage of masks and other protective gear. We worked first with Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and then with Defence Productions. We received 57 designs and seven were shortlisted. Ventilators are now being produced entirely in Pakistan, restoring our belief that we can.”

Originally published at Research snipers

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