Lung treatment device invented in Kazakhstan
A doctor of one of the local hospitals invented a lung treatment device that has no analogues in the world. Vibrolung – this is how Anatoly Sergienko called its development that has already proved its efficiency. This new device will be distributed to hospitals throughout Kazakhstan very soon.
ANATOLY SERGIENKO, RESUSCITATION EXPERT, AUTHOR:
Initially, the device was developed for intensive care unit patients with severe respiratory failure, to cure the patients with serious lung problems. The device helps sputum excretion.
It took over 20 years to invent the device; the mass production was launched in 2011. At present, Vibrolung is used in a number of hospitals in Astana, as well as at the regional hospital of the North Kazakhstan region.
IRINA MUKATOVA, CHIEF PULMONOLOGIST, KAZAKH MINISTRY OF HEALTH:
We have observed its positive properties in terms of improved drainage functions, reducing the manifestations of acute respiratory conditions such as edema, severe pneumonia. This device allows reducing the use of various medicines and is effective as well. A patient recovers 1.5-2 times faster than without the use of vibro-acoustic devices.
In the near future, mass production of such helpful device will be launched in Astana by the company that was engaged in import of medical equipment from abroad. At present, it is constructing its own plant.
RUSLAN CHAKUSHIN, DIRECTOR, BARK TECHNOLOGY LLP:
Kazakh Healthcare Ministry announced a new program for 2017. Our company became eligible to launch the mass production of this device as part of the Ministry program. The device passed the clinical and technical expertise of the Healthcare Ministry. Therefore, according to our rough estimates, about 50 items of the equipment will be sold in Kazakhstan this year. Private organizations are also interested in our equipment. So, I think even nearly 80 items will be sold this year.
Vibrolung has triggered interest abroad as well. Therefore, the manufacturer is doing the relevant paperwork to obtain the EAEU certificate.