Sixteen Respirators installed at Clinical Centre of the University of Sarajevo

The Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo (KCUS) informed the public that sixteen ASM-812 A respirators were installed, which they received by distribution from the Government of the Federation of BiH.

“Representatives of the company” Dre Medical “d.o.o. performed training, calibration and certification on the same, and determined that the devices are safe and ready for use “, states the KCUS.

As they add, the verification of respirators will be performed at the beginning of next week.

Also, the Federal Clinical Center for Civil Protection delivered 18 respirators installed by “Dre Medical” to the University Clinical Center Tuzla on Thursday. 

Engineer Aleksandar Nikic said that the respirators were manufactured in accordance with European standards, that they had a CE certificate and that they were “absolutely safe”. 

Considering the previous problems related to these respirators, he pointed out that it was not a system error, but a “handling error” and that all devices were checked before installation in Tuzla. 

”It is very important, when this respirator is adjusted to the patient, that both the volume and the pressure are adjusted. The deviations were for that very reason, because the pressure was not adjusted and that is why there were oscillations. When it is done according to the regulations, according to the protocol, according to the way we trained the doctors, there can be no bursting of the lungs or as it has already been said. I repeat, the device is completely safe,” said Nikic, emphasizing that they are authorized to install.

“As authorized persons, we have certificates and we can only give a certificate, ie a certificate of use, and so it will be. After the handover of all this, we will issue certificates and the devices can be used, as far as we are concerned,” stated Nikic. 

Director of the University Clinical Center (UCC) in Tuzla prof.dr.med.sc. Vahid Jusufovic told Fena that they submitted a request for respirators a few months ago and that they have now received them. 

According to him, these are respirators that have a so-called venturi pump and which in some respects, in the technological process itself, differ from previous respirators. 

”A zero service was performed, measurements were made, our anesthesiologists were introduced to what kind of respirators they are. After the zero service, the next move is to hire the Verlab agency, which will ultimately give its judgment on whether these respirators can be used further. I hope that we are on a good track to solve this problem,” said Jusufovic.

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