Taiwanese doctor creates cheap protective device amid virus crisis

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/22/2020
By: By Lee Hsien-feng and Emerson Lim

Lai Hsien-yung (賴賢勇)

Taipei, March 22 (CNA) The design of a simple protective device for use when intubating patients is now being shared for free by a Taiwanese doctor to help health care providers overcome supply shortages created by the new coronavirus pandemic.

This improvised "Aerosol Box," which helps physicians perform endotracheal intubations, was created by Lai Hsien-yung (賴賢勇), an anesthesiologist with Mennonite Christian Hospital in Hualien, Taiwan.

"It all started when my friends in the medical field in China asked me in January to design something to give additional protection to medical workers in facilities that were running out of resources," Lai wrote in Chinese on his Facebook page.

"But now, most of the inquiries I get about the box are coming from my friends in the United States," Lai said.    [FULL  STORY]

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