The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has commended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for producing a ventilator.
The Minister in a tweet said in the coming days, “we will have to engage and get the necessary approvals to procure and use some if need be.”
His comments come days after the College of Engineering (CoE), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) held a demonstration exercise to explain the working operation of a home-made prototype ventilator.
The medical equipment, which is in the advanced stages of development, is a collaborative work between the College’s Computer Engineering Department and Michigan Technological University.
“The purpose of the demonstration exercise is to outdoor to stakeholders what the University is doing from its own perspective to augment access to quality healthcare delivery. We think this home-made ventilator could be of utmost importance to patients with breathing deficiencies and disorders if the project is taken up for further development, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic,” Professor Mark Adom-Asamoah, Provost of the College, noted.