Dyson, the British technology company, was in the limelight when it built a COVID-19 ventilator in only a matter of 10 days to help the country even the odds against the coronavirus outbreak. The contraption created by Dyson was called CoVent and the firm had been given an order for 10,000 of its planned 15,000 units of ventilators for the UK’s National Health System.
However, as it turns out, the British government is saying that it no longer requires the ventilators by Dyson. The news comes by Reuters. James Dyson who is the founder of Dyson seems quite relieved because this implies that the NHS is in a better position now as opposed to when the pandemic started and has no regrets over the contributions made. James said, ‘Mercifully they are not required, but we don’t regret our contribution to the national effort for one moment. I have some hope that our ventilator may yet help the response in other countries, but that requires further time and investigation.’
Dyson also says that the firm spent almost 20 million pounds the equivalent of $25 million on the CoVent ventilators. There have been reports that the firm also had to change the design of the initial model because the officials made alterations to the specifications. The UK government has said that it requires 18,000 ventilators and it currently possesses about 10,800. Ventilators come into the equations when the situation is dire enough – reserved for the most severe cases of the COVID-19 when the patients are undergoing intense respiratory problems.
During production, Dyson said that its ventilator was the perfect candidate for the COVID-19 patients. Dyson said, ‘This new device can be manufactured quickly, efficiently and at volume’ and that was the biggest perk since the ventilators were in high-demand all over the globe. Dyson had further said that the contraption was ‘designed to address the specific clinical needs of COVID-19 patients’.