Reviews suggesting ventilators equipped by the union authorities financed from the PM CARES Fund to a state-run hospital in Punjab’s Faridkot are mendacity unused due to technical glitches which haven’t been resolved are “unfounded”, the centre stated on Thursday.
In a press release, the union well being ministry stated it was the shortage of infrastructure on the Guru Gobind Singh Medical Faculty (GGSMC) and Hospital that has resulted within the life-saving machines not being operational.
The union authorities has been centrally procuring and offering states and union territories with important medical units together with ventilators since April 2020, the ministry stated in its assertion.
“There have been some media stories suggesting that authorities of India equipped ventilators (supported by PM- CARES) to GGS Medical Faculty and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab are mendacity unused because of technical glitches which haven’t been resolved as a consequence of poor after-sales assist by the producers,” the ministry stated within the assertion.
“These stories appear to be unfounded, not having the complete data on the matter,” it stated.
With regards to the current media report concerning 71 of 80 AgVa make ventilators being non-functional or defective on the hospital, it’s clarified that 88 ventilators have been equipped by Bharat Electronics Restricted (BEL) and 5 by AgVa.
After profitable set up and commissioning, these ventilators have been supplied with closing acceptance certificates by the hospital authorities, the assertion stated.
BEL has knowledgeable that a lot of the ventilators aren’t defective, as are being reported in a piece of the media, the assertion stated.
Their engineers have visited the medical faculty on completely different events to deal with the complaints acquired and carried out minor repairs required promptly. They’ve even carried out repeated demonstrations of the functioning of the ventilators to the workers over there, the assertion acknowledged.
It was noticed that there are issues with the infrastructure on the hospital together with non-availability of required stress within the central oxygen gasoline pipelines. Additional, consumables like movement sensors, micro organism filters and HME filters aren’t being modified by the hospital authorities based on the prescribed norms, or the ventilators are getting used with out these necessary consumable objects, the assertion stated.
Upkeep of right gasoline pressures as distinction between air stress and oxygen stress can’t be greater than 10 PSI and use of correct consumables are important necessities, with out which efficiency of CV200 ventilators is just not assured, it stated.
BEL engineers visited GGSMC once more on Thursday and made 5 ventilators purposeful solely by changing a number of consumables and demonstrated their optimum efficiency to the GGSMCH authorities, thereby, making it evident that when operated correctly, the ventilators will present dependable efficiency, the assertion stated.
Along with the directions given within the consumer guide, detailed directions and pointers have additionally been issued to all of the ventilator customers concerning infrastructure necessities, correct utilization and upkeep of the CV200 ventilators, it stated.
Nonetheless, these aren’t being adopted by many hospitals or medical schools in Punjab. They’ve been, as an alternative, elevating the difficulty of ventilators being non-functional with none foundation, the ministry stated.
(With inputs from PTI)