Turkey's first domestic ventilator was manufactured in the southernmost province of Hatay April 16, in the context of research and decelipment work commissioned by the Education Ministry for the fight against COVID-19.
Hatay Şehit Serkan Talan Professional and Technical High School's research and development workshop designed the ventilator to comply with the Health Ministry's Medical Equipment Regulations.
After the ventilator's patent is registered, mass production will begin on the device.Capacity of intensive care units under scrutiny amid increase in coronavirus cases in Turkey
Turkey's Education Ministry assigned all professional and technical high schools in the country to produce disinfectants, surgical masks and other personal protective equipment to help supply materials to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
The Education Ministry said that Turkey's monthly mask production capacity had reached some 10,000,000 products.
As of April 15, the Health Ministry said that some 1,518 people had died from COVID-19 in Turkey, and nearly 70,000 persons were infected.Turkey has shortage of 15,000 critical care nurses, labor representative warns