Ghanaian professor makes progress at developing low-cost ventilators for COVID-19 patients
- Professor Fred McBagonluri, a Ghanaian, has taken on the project to produce low-cost ventilators
- Ghana has a limited number of ventilators which are highly needed to help COVID-19 patients in critical condition
- The cost of ventilators has increased due to their high demand around the globe
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Ghanaian professor Fred McBagonluri has taken on the project to produce low-cost ventilators for sick coronavirus patients in the country to help with their quick recovery.
The professor made details of the project known on his Facebook handle in a post sighted by YEN.com.gh among a series of related publications.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, a single ventilator used to cost between $20,000 and $22,000. Now, because of the high demands by governments all over the world, a ventilator now costs between $50,000 and $55,000 more than double its original price.
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According to the Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Ghana has 67 ventilators in total in the public domain ready for use.
Although not easy, the minister indicates that the country is compiling more from private medical facilities in the country which would be used to help COVID-19 patients in critical condition.
Fred McBagonluri is a Ghanaian engineer, inventor, novelist, educator and thought leader, who is currently Provost and President at Academic City College. He was previously the founding Dean at the Faculty of Engineering at Ashesi University College.
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In other news, the team of former president John Dramani Mahama who is the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress has donated free breakfast at Madina.
The video sighted by YEN.com.gh was shared on the official Facebook handle of the former president and it showed that the team was led by a gentleman named Sosu.
Sosu indicated categorically in the video report that the move was in line with a directive given by John Mahama and that the donations are meant for the less privileged in the society.
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