Singapore-headquartered Advanced MedTech Holdings (AMTH) is donating up to RM2 million worth of Alpha ventilators to Malaysia hospitals. Singapore-headquartered Advanced MedTech Holdings (AMTH) is donating up to RM2 million worth of Alpha ventilators to Malaysia hospitals.
The donation is part of the company’s Billion Breath Project, aiming to support healthcare workers treating Covid-19 patients. 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.
Weighing 4 kg, with up to three hours of internal battery backup, the portable, touchscreen-based ventilator can be deployed in an ICU, ambulatory, or subacute setting for pediatric and adult patients. The device has provisional authorisation from HSA in Singapore for use as an emergency ventilator for Covid-19 patients.
In Malaysia, the ventilators will be sent to hospitals in states where infection and hospitalisation rates are high, the first being Hospital Selayang in Selangor.
The Alpha ventilator, developed by US-headquartered medical device company, ABM Respiratory Care, is manufactured and distributed by Advanced MedTech in Singapore.
In Malaysia, Advanced MedTech has partnered with Mediawide Sdn Bhd for the distribution of the ventilators.