17 February 2021 | News
Alpha ventilator is the world’s first telehealth ventilator that facilitates the remote management of patients with severe breathing difficulties
Advanced MedTech Holdings (AMTH), a global medical technology leader headquartered in Singapore, have announced a donation of up to RM2 million worth of Alpha ventilators to hospitals in Malaysia.
The donation is part of the company’s Billion Breath Project, aiming to support healthcare workers in their fight against COVID-19. The initiative has already donated nearly RM3 million worth of ventilators to hospitals in Indonesia, Myanmar and India.
Ventilators worth RM2 million will be donated to Malaysia to support care for patients with severe respiratory distress in the intensive care unit (ICU) wards.
The Alpha ventilator enables a small team of healthcare professionals to monitor and adjust the settings for a large number of ventilated patients remotely via an online dashboard. This reduces the need for caregivers to enter in and out of ICU wards to manually adjust ventilator settings, reducing the risk of infection.
In Malaysia, the ventilators will be sent to hospitals in states where infection and hospitalization rates are high, the first being Hospital Selayang in Selangor.
In July 2020, the Alpha ventilator received provisional authorization to be used as an emergency ventilator by Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority.
The Alpha ventilator was developed by ABM Respiratory Care, a medical device company developing novel integrated airway clearance and ventilation solutions and is manufactured and distributed by Advanced MedTech in Singapore.
In Malaysia, Advanced MedTech has partnered with MEDIWIDE SDN. BHD. to help with distribution of the ventilators.