Coronavirus: Usman Dalhatu transforms invention into automatic ventilator
- It appears Usman Dalhatu is working round the clock to see that coronavirus is defeated in Nigeria
- The 200 level student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has made a portable E-vent automatic ventilator
- Usman and other Nigerians are doing all they can to assist in the fight against coronavirus
A 200 level student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Usman Dalhatu, has transformed his emergency ventilator idea into a portable E-vent automatic ventilator.
Recall that the student of mechanical engineering became a social media sensation when he partnered with other innovators to build a locally made ventilator that was present to Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state.
Usman has now done it again by updating his invention as Nigeria battles to end the deadly coronavirus.
Legit.ng previously reported that Nigerians who all hail from Gombe state, Dr Yunusa Muhammad Garba of the Human Anatomy Department, Gombe State University; Aliyu Hassan, a graduate of Mechatronics Engineering and Usman Dalhatu, a 200 level student of mechanical engineering, ABU Zaria, all partnered to produce a locally made ventilator.
While receiving the genius trio, the governor of the state, Yahaya, praised them and said he would assist them to get a patent for the work.
The governor also said that the secretary to the state government and the commissioner of science, technology, and innovation will both work with the presidential task force on Covid-19 to make the young engineers known.
Muhammad also spoke about how the state is putting together a plan to showcase innovators like them from Gombe to the world.
The reception the engineers had was made known in a statement by Ismalla Uba Misilli, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to the governor.
In other news, the free healthcare programme set up by the government of Lagos state has so far taken delivery of 600 children amid the coronavirus lockdown.
The programme was set up as medical palliative measures to cushion the effect of the lockdown on residents of the state.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the disclosure on Tuesday, April 14, while giving an update on how the state is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Sanwo-Olu, Lagos residents have benefited from the medical palliative measures with over 18,000 patients freely attended to.
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