Iran makes own ventilators to make up for sanctions-driven shortage

Iran has unveiled its first domestically-built ventilator. This comes as Iran cannot get its hands on medical equipment due to the US sanctions against the country.

The US medical sanctions have blocked Tehran's access to foreign-supplied ventilators, which are vital for treating COVID-19 patients with severe respiratory problems. But this is not the end for the patients in Iran. An Iranian company has done the impossible by producing an all-Iranian ventilator.

Hospitals in Iran have so far lived on previously imported ventilators to respond to COVID-19. But as another coronavirus peak is expected to hit the country in September, Iran may run short of ventilators.


By: PressTV (21672.60)

Tags: Middle East, Iran, makes, own, ventilators, covid-19, coornavirus

Location: Iran