Russia has suspended the use of its lung ventilators, Aventa-M. The reason is concerns that the devices could have caused fires in two hospitals in this country; that resulted in fatalities among Covid-19 patients, writes Radio Liberty.
"Early on May 13, Russia's health-care regulator, Roszdravnadzor, said it had suspended usage of the devices, produced by the Urals Instrument-Engineering Plant near the city of Yekaterinburg, which had recently increased its output tenfold to accommodate a state order for 5,700 ventilator units", reads the article.
According to the outlet, the export modifications of these devices were delivered to the U.S. as the "aid" in combat against Covid-19. The AVLs reached New York and New Jersey, the states that report the most fatalities in the entire country. However, the devices proved unnecessary.
Besides, "the devices were never deployed to U.S. hospitals and are being returned to the federal government “out of an abundance of caution," U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) spokeswoman Janet Montesi said in a statement late on May 12", Radio Liberty reported.