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Israeli ventilation system could give COVID-19 the 'smart' treatment


December 25, 2020

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The coronavirus ward of the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, on Dec. 11, 2020.

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - An Israeli startup's groundbreaking innovation may provide a much-needed remedy to the shortage of ventilators and the overwhelming of staff in COVID-19 wards.

"Yehonatan Medical, in collaboration with Professor Ori Efrati, director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Unit at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, devised a state-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind ventilation system that can treat between three and five patients simultaneously. That means more patients treated by fewer ICU staff," the company said in a statement.

"Conventional ventilators, aside from being ver...

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