Doctors say outlook for COVID-19 patients on ventilators grim
The devices, the fire of which allegedly led to the death of six patients in intensive care units in Russia, were delivered to the United States by Moscow in early April.
The Aventa-M ventilator, which is believed to have sparked two fires in Russian hospitals, has never been used in the United States.. This was reported on Tuesday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The Aventa-M devices delivered by Russia to the United States in early April, the alleged fire of which led to the death of six people, have never “been used in American hospitals,” FEMA spokeswoman Janet Montesi said..
FEMA sent Russian devices to the states of New York and New Jersey, which are most affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, but as a result of the decrease in the number of infections, “these devices were not needed,” said Montesi..
States are now returning unused Russian vehicles to FEMA. Their further fate depends on the results of the investigation that the Russian authorities are currently conducting against Aventa-M, added Montesi..
The manufacturer of the devices, the Chelyabinsk Ural Instrument-Making Plant, confirmed that this medical equipment was produced at this enterprise and delivered to the St. Petersburg hospital of St. George.
The Concern of Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET), which includes the UPZ, said that the Aventa-M devices have passed all the necessary tests and have been used by medical institutions in Russia since 2012 without any safety problems. KRET came under US sanctions in July 2014 due to Russian aggression in Ukraine.
On the morning of May 12, a fire broke out in the intensive care unit of St. George’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Five patients died, including four people connected to ventilators.
On May 9, in the coronavirus building of the Moscow hospital named after Spasokukotsky, a ventilator also caught fire, a patient connected to it died.
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