The world is currently going through one of the biggest challenges it has encountered since over a decade with a Covid-19 pandemic that has resulted in the people around the world isolating themselves and remaining in Quarantine for an undetermined period of time. With the increase in the number of cases all around the world and increasing in Pakistan, a local startup has developed a smart portable ventilator.
The Government of Pakistan have collaborated with a Pakistani startup to ensure that small portable ventilators can be readily available for the government. With a current shortage of ventilators in the country, various relevant public and private companies along with technology product companies have joined this cause to showcase designs and models for ventilators. The government has worked with many companies who have sent their designs and ventilators, which will be sent for approval from a committee formed by the government . They will categories these designs and test it accordingly.
Poulta is a Pakistani startup on Artificial Intelligence (AI) who have developed a ventilator that works to improve the poultry farming industry. They do this by creating a smart and portable ventilator that could be monitored centrally. Their prototype has been sent to the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Ali Murtaza Solangi, founder and CEO of Poulta, said that traditional ventilators had the additional problem which had to train people to operate them which would result in precious resources being used in that way. These smart ventilator can be operated remotely and centrally through the internet They cost around $10,000-$12,000 but their new developed model costs $2200 and they could make 500 to 1000 ventilators in around five weeks. Ali Murtaza Solangi concluded by stating that they still await confirmation and approval from the PEC and the government in order to mass produce their ventilators.