The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro in Ogun State, Nigeria, has manufactured a ventilator using locally sourced materials
Rector of the Institution, Olusegun Aluko, said it took the team seven days to produce the widely sought medical equipment.
Speaking on Television Continental on Thursday, he said, as the global demand for ventilator rises amid the coronavirus pandemic, he tasked a team of professionals including doctors and engineers in the institution to find a solution to the shortage of ventilators in the country.
He explained that after days of hard work, the team was able to design a functional ventilator with less than one million naira.
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