COVID-19: NTTC manufactures low cost ventilator and other equipments

Ventilator Machine

Ventilator Machine

Dimapur, June 27 (MExN): During this COVID-19 Pandemic situation, as a social cause and also to promote ‘Made in Nagaland’ tag while creating avenues for youths and entrepreneurs, Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre (NTTC), Dimapur has started a project with the theme ‘NTTC Social Endeavour for COVID-19.’

Also taking note of the rising demand for PPE supply which is not adequately available in the market, the Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre (NTTC), Dimapur took up the responsibility to develop and manufacture equipments, NTTC Principal, Er Petehetuo Miasalhou stated in a press release.

Some of the equipments include face mask and shields, sanitizer dispenser stands, hand wash booth, body sanitizing chamber, low cost emergency ventilator, hospital fowler beds, etc under theme ‘NTTC social endeavour for COVID-19.’


Low Cost Emergency Mechanical Ventilator: Modern ventilators are computerized microprocessor-controlled machines, but patients can also be ventilated with a simple, hand-operated bag valve mask.

 Therefore, owing to the fact that there is shortage of ventilators in the State and Country, NTTC in consultation with some Doctors from different hospitals, have improvised a low cost emergency mechanical ventilator which can be used in times of shortage and emergencies mainly for district hospitals, other health care facilities and settings, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, outpatient clinics, rural hospitals and home health care. 

Some of the features of the ventilator are: Portable type, Standalone operation, Electrical System, Readily sourced & repairable parts, RPM regulator system, fully steel and brass metal mechanism, Precise & durable and Voltage regulatory system. Its safety features include Emergency stop button, SPN Distribution box, Voltmeter and Power indicator.


Hand Wash Booth: A foot operated hand wash booth having different tank capacities of 300 liters, 80 to 100 liters, 40 to 50 liters have been manufactured with features such as robust body with low maintenance, portable and low cost and hands touch free. A similar hand wash that can be directly connected to the running water pipe instead of a container has also been manufactured. Price of the hand wash booths ranges from Rs 4200 to Rs 10070 depending on the size of the container and nature of design.


Hospital Fowler Beds (Full-Fowler & Semi-Fowler): These Hospital beds are specially designed for hospitalized patients or others in need of some form of health care in hospitals, other health care facilities and settings, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, outpatient clinics, and in home health care. These beds have special features both for the comfort and well-being of the patient and for the convenience of health care workers.

The features include mechanical adjustable tilt movement of the head and the feet, adjustable side rails, provision for hanging mosquito nets & Intravenous therapy (IV) and epoxy coated steel structure. The State now buys all its equipments from outside the State which has numerous disadvantages therefore these hospital beds were manufactured in order to reduces some of the inconveniences by being able to supply to health care facilities in the state at reasonable price, short duration of delivery time and timely maintenance.


Hand Sanitizer Dispenser Stand: A foot operated hand sanitizer dispenser stand which is robust, hands touch free, portable, no maintenance problem and most importantly a low cost suitable for offices, shops etc to fulfill the basic and most important activity to follow in order to contain the spread of virus, has been manufacture at NTTC.


Full Body Sanitizer: This machine covers the entire body by throwing cool fog-like air on them. A person just needs to stand in front of the machine as it releases the fog and sanitizes for 8-10 seconds. Its features include 4-5 nozzle spray, ½ HP motor, sensors with timer control system.


Face Shield: Moulding of face shield (an item of personal protective equipment, PPE) is also done at NTTC which aims to protect the wearer's entire face from hazards such as flying objects and road debris, chemical splashes, or potentially infectious materials. Curved edges and smooth finish for comfort fit, adjustable elastic straps ensuring a secure fit, superior clarity of shield, light weight, durable, comfortable and easily replaceable screen are some of its features.