i - live: Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission develops indigenous built ICU ventilator
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission has indigenously developed its own Intensive Care Unit Ventilator named "i-LIVE".
According to a statement today (Wednesday), the ventilator has been developed by a PAEC team of diligent scientists and engineers applying all essential quality standards and regulatory requirements whereas doctors from PAEC Hospital Islamabad provided valuable input during its development process.
Besides passing through all internal reviews and testing, the "i-LIVE" ventilator also successfully passed the independent reviews and testing conducted throughout the development lifecycle by the evaluation team from Pakistan Innovation and Technology Center, Pakistan Engineering Council.
Moreover, extensive clinical trials of i-LIVE were also conducted at Jinnah Hospital Lahore under the supervision of senior doctors, bio-medical engineers and medical researchers. It is pertinent to mention that the ventilator successfully passed all stages of engineering evaluation and medical validation.
According to the Spokesperson of PAEC Shahid Riaz Khan, the ventilator has been awarded formal approval, licensing and registration by Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan.
After this award of approval from DRAP, i-LIVE will be manufactured and supplied by PAEC to meet the critical needs of our hospitals.
Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, in a tweet, also congratulated PAEC for developing the ventilator.
He said Pakistan's success in developing international-level medical equipment in the last two years is worth appreciating.
He congratulated engineers, technicians and the entire team.