Aleppo Chamber of Industry launches first Syrian-made ventilator

ALEPPO, (ST)- Aleppo Chamber of Industry on Thursday launched the first Syrian-Made ventilator called "Amal" (Hope), created completely by local expertise following necessary medical experiments.

The ventilator is due to be presented to the Health Ministry so as to be adopted in the hospitals and isolation centers designated for confronting coronavirus.

Fares Shehabi, Chairman of Aleppo Chamber of Industry, said during a press conference, held on Thursday, to launch the ventilator ,that the chamber has assigned a medical and technical work team for designing and implementing the project with local expertise.

 The ventilator project was accomplished and tested within 16 days, said Shehabi, pointing out that the project is a charitable non-profit scientific initiative aiming at supporting the Health Ministry's efforts to confront coronavirus.

He made it clear that the project aims at encouraging scientific research and linking it to industrial development, noting that this achievement meets the global medical standards.

According to Shehabi, the ventilator will be handed over to the Health Ministry which is due to conduct necessary experiments in order to adopt the new medical equipment.

He clarified that after the Ministry adopts the ventilator, the Industry Chamber will produce 10 more ventilators and donate them to the Health Ministry.

Hamda Mustafa