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Naval dockyard manufactures innovative portable multi-feed oxygen manifold

Naval dockyard manufactures innovative portable multi-feed oxygen manifold

To cater to the requirement of oxygen supply for multiple patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, personnel from Naval Dockyard in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam have designed an innovative 'Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold (MOM)' by using a six-way radial header fitted to a single cylinder.

Key Points:

  • This innovation would enable 1 oxygen bottle to supply 6 patients concurrently hence enabling critical care management to a larger number of Covid-19 patients with the existing limited resources.
  • The entire set up was made operational by the manufacture of a fine adjustment reducer and also specific adapters of requisite dimensions for connecting the oxygen cylinder and the portable MOM.
  • An oxygen providing facility at hospitals comprises of an oxygen cylinder feeding only one patient through a Ventimask arrangement.
  • During the ongoing pandemic, ventilator support will be required for about 5-8% of patients with symptoms whereas a large number would require oxygen support.

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