Al-Quds University’s Palestinian Doctors, Engineers Produce Respirator For Covid-19


Researchers at Al-Quds University in east Jerusalem’s Abu Dis neighborhood have produced a totally computerized mannequin of a respiratory machine for treating coronavirus sufferers, Prof. Imad Abu Kishek introduced Wednesday.

The machine was produced by a workforce of college docs and engineers who started work on it after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, he stated. Its manufacturing price is low, and the machine might be carried round simply.

The breakthrough system handed the medical and technical exams supervised by a joint workforce from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering, stated Kishek, the college’s president. It might be made with regionally obtainable parts, he added.

The new respirator works in a totally computerized system, offers numerous sorts of respiratory assist and is meant to be used in intensive-care models, Kishek stated.

The course of of manufacturing a tool on the premise of the mannequin will start instantly after it’s permitted by the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry, he stated.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas contacted Kishek and congratulated him and the college on “this great scientific and humanitarian achievement,” the college stated.

Al-Quds University was established in 1995. It has 15 schools and 29 institutes and facilities, amongst them the primary Palestinian medical faculty and first analysis heart for nanotechnology.