Coronavirus: Bauchi university invents ventilator, disinfection chambers, apps to detect virus

Coronavirus: Bauchi university invents ventilator, disinfection chambers, apps to detect virus

- Abubakar Tafawa University (ATBU) Bauchi, has joined the federal government in the fight against coronavirus

- The institution has invented ventilators, disinfection chambers and software engineer apps for screening and treatment of COVID-19 and Lassa fever

- The machines were invented by a team of engineers in the institution

Automatic ventilators, disinfection chambers and software engineer apps for screening and treatment of coronavirus and Lassa fever have been invented by Abubakar Tafawa University (ATBU) Bauchi.

Daily Trust reports that the vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Muhammad Ahmad, said the machines were invented by a team of engineers in the school.

Legit.ng gathers that Professor Ahmad, who made the disclosure on Tuesday, April 7, said the institution felt the need to support the federal government through an innovative approach to control the scourge of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Bauchi university invents ventilator, disinfection chambers, apps to detect virus
Abubakar Tafawa University, Bauchi. Photo credit: Daily Trust
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He said: “We are not in this to make a profit but to contribute to the fight against infectious diseases particularly COVID-19 and Lassa fever. I am confident that these machines can stand the test of time by doing the needful."

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In other news, a mother of five identified as Shabnum Sadiq has died after contracting coronavirus during a trip to Pakistan.

The 39-year-old woman died on Monday, April 6, after suffering complications from the deadly disease.

The deceased, who served on Slough Borough Council, England, left behind her husband and five children, including 13-year-old quadruplets.

Council leader James Swindlehurst said: "This is very shocking for all of us and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

"Shabnum was a dedicated councillor and, despite only being in her first term, she had made a contribution far beyond the years she’d spent in the council chamber.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Bayero University’s Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry mobilised its staff for the production of hand sanitisers as the world battles with the coronavirus pandemic.

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The sanitisers will be used within the university campus and possibly the Kano community.

The disclosure was made on Friday, April 3, by the head of the department, Dr Ibrahim Tajo Siraj.

Siraj said the idea was borne out of the desire to give a helping hand in the fight against the disease.

He said: “As you are aware, Universities were known to be serving as research centres where solutions are proffered for any problem facing the society, and now it is time to prove to this, hence, our decision to mobilize our members to the laboratories with a view to producing hand sanitizers as stop-gap measures."

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