New made-in-Saskatchewan ventilators being built

One hundred made-in-Saskatchewan ventilators will be available soon to support the needs of residents.

The work is the result of an innovative collaboration between the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and RMD Engineering Inc.

Health Minister Paul Merriman says the initiative exemplifies the spirit of collaboration and entrepreneurship Saskatchewan is proud of.

“Our government fully supports this work, and we are pleased that residents in Saskatchewan and across the country will have access to this equipment if they need it,” said Merriman.

There are currently approximately 650 ventilators available in the province, enough to meet the need. They range from high-end critical care type ventilators to more basic sub-acute ventilators. The SHA’s purchase from RMD will increase that number to about 750.

The first 20 ventilators are expected to be ready for delivery by December 7th.

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