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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Praises Team Behind Innovative UAE-Made Medical Ventilators
(23 May 2020)

 

Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said Dubai is fully prepared to tackle any challenges in the upcoming period through its strategic framework and comprehensive groundwork to envision and shape the future.

The emirate is not bound by notions of what is considered impossible and does not falter in the face of difficulties and obstacles, he said.

Sheikh Hamdan’s remarks came as he reviewed the prototype of an innovative medical ventilator fully designed and assembled in the UAE by a specialised team of local and international experts from DFF in collaboration with public and private institutions and research centers. The development of the ventilator is part of the country’s efforts to deploy breakthrough technologies in the fight against COVID-19 and enhance its healthcare capabilities.

He added the accomplishment has been guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make DFF a global R&D hub for futuristic technologies and a key driver of Dubai and the UAE’s efforts to enhance their technological, medical and scientific sectors.

"We are proud of the efforts of talented local specialists who designed and developed an innovative medical ventilator indigenously. We are also proud of DFF’s efforts in making this scientific achievement possible. Accomplishments like this further contribute to realising Sheikh Mohammed’s vision for the future and his commitment to fostering local talent and innovative homegrown technology, as well as the country’s proactive efforts to raise its advanced healthcare competencies," Sheikh Hamdan said.

Khalifa Al Qama, Director of Laboratories at Dubai Future Foundation and Saqr Bin Ghaleb, Director of The Office of Artificial Intelligence and a member of the project’s scientific team outlined the specifications of the medical ventilators designed to meet the highest international medical standards. The development of the ventilator will help meet the growing demand for medical equipment to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The devices have been presented to the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Dubai Health Authority. Field trials on the devices will begin in a few days. Once deployed, the ventilators will boost the availability of critical care equipment.

Team members said the project was conceived when the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading rapidly around the world, which necessitated increased numbers of medical ventilators in hospitals and healthcare facilities. As global supply chains came under intense pressure due to the restrictions imposed by most countries, there was an increased demand for the production of ventilators.

The team designed and tested medical ventilators that can provide oxygen to patients for long periods and efficiently adapt to changes in vital indicators such as blood pressure, heart rate and temperature. The ventilators can be made from materials that can be easily procured and manufactured.

Considering the worldwide scarcity of medical components and equipment in the current period, the project team was keen to use easily available materials and components. The resources for the development of the ventilators were procured locally in cooperation with government agencies, private companies, research centres, academic institutions and universities, including Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Dubai Department of Health and the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan directed the team working on the medical ventilators project to coordinate efforts with local laboratories, specialised companies, national and international universities and other stakeholders in Dubai, the UAE, and across the world to accelerate the implementation of projects that can help meet potential future challenges.

"In Dubai, we believe that all stakeholders are key partners in shaping our success stories and enhancing our ability to meet challenges. We will be able to achieve more through innovation. I am confident Dubai will become a leader among the cities of the future," said Sheikh Hamdan.

His Highness expressed his appreciation to all who participated in the project, which was based on the innovative idea of a team of ambitious young people who believed it was their duty to support frontline personnel in the health sector

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