Respiratory therapy

"Significant leap in the number of patients at the Infectious Diseases Clinic"

She said that there are more serious patients among them.
"One is on mechanical ventilation - on a respirator, and the other on non-invasive mechanical ventilation, with a potential need for a respirator," Milosevic explained to RTS.
According to her, there was a significant leap in the number of examined on Friday, but not a large number of admitted patients.

No new Covid-19 fatalities in Greece for 5th day in a row

Greece has announced zero new fatalities from the coronavirus for the fifth consecutive day, the longest such run since mid-March.

Thus, fatalities remain at 183, while nine new confirmed cases over the past 24 hours have pushed the total to 3,121.

Thirteen patients remain hooked to ventilators, while 116 have exited intensive care units, authorities said Sunday. 

Aselsan signs $31.3 mln mechanical ventilator order deal

The Turkish defense giant Aselsan signed an agreement worth $31.3 million with the International Health Services Inc. for the production of mechanical ventilators.

"Within the scope of the agreement, mid-level intensive care mechanical ventilator order is given to Aselsan," the defense firm announced on June 10. 

Devices will be delivered this year, it noted.

3rd day in a row with no new Covid-19 deaths

For the third day in a row, no new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Greece.

Authorities said Sunday that, since Saturday afternoon, only two new cases have been reported, raising the total to 2,917. The number of fatalities remains at 175.

Also, 13 patients are hooked to ventilators, while 106 have left intensive care.


Turkey exports more than 1,000 mechanical ventilators

Turkey has exported more than 1,000 mechanical ventilators crucial in treating COVID-19 so far, the country's industry and technology minister said on May 27.

Addressing a meeting of a local trade chamber via a video link, Mustafa Varank said Turkey is also carrying out apace innovative projects for diagnostic kits and systems that will make a name for the country worldwide.

Russia halts use of ventilators tied to deadly hospital fires

Russia's healthcare regulator on May 13 ordered a stop to the use of ventilators believed to have caused two fires at coronavirus hospitals that left six people dead.

The federal regulator Roszdravnadzor "has halted the use on Russian territory of... Aventa-M ventilators produced from April 1, 2020" by a Urals factory, part of the state conglomerate Rostec.

Overloaded ventilator fire kills five coronavirus patients in Russia: Media

A fire apparently started by an overloaded ventilator killed five novel coronavirus patients in an intensive care unit in a Russian hospital on May 12, news agencies reported.

Russia's emergency ministry confirmed the death of intensive care patients in a hospital in the city of St. Petersburg but did not say how many people had been killed.

Turkey's defense sector producing 10 mln masks weekly

Turkey's defense sector is contributing to the production of protective masks and ventilators essential in the fight against COVID-19, said an official on April 24.

Yasin Akdere, general manager of the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation, said all kinds of masks, including N95 required by healthcare personnel, are produced in the factories.

Turkish soldiers, Red Crescent help elderly

The Turkish Armed Forces and Red Crescent volunteers helped an elderly man with chronic lung disease get a new oxygen tank on April 17 in eastern Turkey.
Mehmet Kahraman, 81, lives in Sulucem village in Ağri province and suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). When his oxygen tank went empty, he called 156, the emergency number for the Gendarmery Forces.