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AKU to begin clinical trials of portable ventilators

2 December 2020

In Pakistan, the Aga Khan University (AKU) will launch a clinical trial of a portable, low-cost ventilator that aims to make lifesaving treatment such as assisted breathing available to patients before they reach the hospital. This briefcase-sized, battery-operated ventilator is designed for use in an ambulance to reduce delays in receiving care. AKU’s Centre of Excellence for Trauma and Emergencies Director, Dr Junaid Razzak said this innovation aimed to bridge the gap in care during transport to the hospital, which was often the period of highest risk for critically ill patients.