By Our Reporter

Amidst its import in the treatment and management of the dreaded Coronavirus, the University of Benin, Edo state, has produced ventilator.

In a release dated April 28, 2020, signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Benedicta Ehanire, Ph.D, Uniben noted that the ventilator was produced by a team of researchers in its Faculties of Engineering and Medical Sciences.

The statement reads thus”A clinically tested ventilator, produced by a team of researchers in the Faculties of Engineering and Medical Sciences, University of Benin, has been presented to the Management of the University led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami.

“The invention is in response to the Vice-Chancellor’s challenge to various experts in the University to continue to strive to make relevant marks in order to place the institution among the very best and on a world class pedestal.

“Leader of the team, Professor Kessington Obahiagbon, explained that the group, known as COVID-19 Initiative, took into consideration, the peculiar circumstances of the country, hence the ventilator is produced to work without electricity for at least one hour. It is also designed to function in a dual mould for adults and children.

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An obviously elated Vice Chancellor, Professor Salami, thanked the team for the feat, especially for looking inwards in efforts to seek solutions to the pandemic”.