Posts Tagged ‘Ventilators’

Pope Francis donates ventilators and ultrasounds to coronavirus-hit Brazil

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Pope Francis has donated ventilators and ultrasound scanners to hospitals in coronavirus-ravaged Brazil. In a Aug. 17 press statement, papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski said that 18 Dräger intensive care ventilators and six Fuji portable ultrasound scanners would be shipped to Brazil on the pope’s behalf. Brazil has reported 3.3 million cases of COVID-19 and Read more

The little ventilator that could

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Christchurch-based anaesthetist John Hyndman is no stranger to complicated medical machines. He’s used them for decades. But he prefers them when they are working properly. Otherwise, they are kind of scary. Particularly for his patients. So he was shocked when, in the early 2000s, he was doing voluntary work in small hospitals in the Pacific Read more

Vatican donates ventilators to hospitals in Syria

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

In the name of Pope Francis, the Congregation for Eastern Churches said it is sending ten ventilators to Syria and three to St Joseph’s Hospital in Jerusalem to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The donations were among the first items announced by the congregation as it launched an emergency fund in response to the pandemic. Read more