COVID-19 Bulletin: 14 Apr 2020 (E)
PM Modi announced an extension of lockdown till May 3. Emphasizing the importance of the next one week in the fight against coronavirus, he appealed to all the countrymen to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus disease to newer areas. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), an institute of National Importance of the Department of Science and Technology, has tied up with Wipro 3D, Bengaluru to jointly build upon a prototype of an emergency ventilator system based on Artificial Manual Breathing Unit (AMBU), developed by SCTIMST followed by its clinical trial and manufacture. The ventilators can help meet urgent requirements arising out of the Covid 19 related crisis that the country is facing.