The International Charitable Foundation for Helping Children Parimatch Foundation donated two modern artificial lung ventilation (ALV) machines worth UAH 2.5 million to the Okhmatdet National Children’s Specialized Hospital (Kyiv).
According to a press release from the fund, the devices have already been installed and are working.
“If you ask any resuscitator in the world what their biggest problem is, the answer is ventilators, you can never have too many of them. we have as many devices as there are patients. And this is a big problem,” said Alexander Urin, head of the department of intensive and efferent therapy for acute intoxications at Okhmatdet.
He stressed that Okhmatdet has now turned into a full-fledged hospital, where children and adults wounded as a result of Russian shelling are continuously treated.
In turn, the representative of the Parimatch Foundation in Ukraine, Vadim Misyura, noted that with the outbreak of the war, the foundation opened a fundraiser to help civilians in troubled spots in Ukraine. All funds raised will be used to purchase and deliver food, medicines, essentials, as well as to organize evacuation from the temporarily occupied territories and areas where hostilities are taking place, the press release says.
Ukraine’s Revel Laboratory is switching their 3D printers to print valves for artificial lungs ventilation machines due to a lack of them amid the coronavirus disease COVID-19 pandemic, the co-founder of the company, David Stavnitser, wrote on his Facebook page.
“Tough times require innovative solutions. That is why Revel Laboratory is switching all its 3D printers to the production of valves for artificial lungs ventilation machines. Our Italian colleagues, Isinnova, came up with this solution. Such a valve allows connecting two patients to one lungs ventilation machine,” he said.
According to him, the company has already contacted the Italian colleagues and will soon receive technical specifications and 3D models of the required valves.
Revel Laboratory asks hospitals experiencing interruptions in the supply of valves or which need additional supplies to contact them, as well as manufacturers of plastic for 3D printing, which can deliver Nylon P12 (1.75 or 2.85 mm) approved for use in medicine.