Pakistan private company develops oxygen splitter device


After it emerged earlier this week that personnel from a Naval Dockyard in Andhra Pradesh, India had been inspired to get creative with how medical oxygen is being administered against the backdrop of continuing Covid-19 spread, a similar story has arisen from neighbouring Pakistan.

In India, workers at the Naval Dockyard created an innovative ‘Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold (MOM)’ using a six-way radial header fitted to a single cylinder – an adaptation that enables one oxygen cylinder to supply six patients concurrently.

Anticipated oxygen demand drives cylinder adaptation

In Pakistan, local publication The Express Tribunereported that Lahore-based private engineering firm Alpha Rubber and Plastic Works has also developed a ‘splitter’ which connects to ventilator hoses and supplies oxygen to up to four patients at once and may be used multiple times.

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