Beirut - NNA – Minister of Industry, Imad Hoballah, revealed today that "the quality of artificial respiratory control device models, that are being created in Lebanon, is getting closer and closer to meeting the international scientific specifications that are compatible with the needs of medical teams in hospitals to treat patients in intensive care rooms.”
Hoballah added that “this is based on the opinions and follow-up of specialists in the Respiratory field, whose expertise the Industry Ministry continues to seek, in order to keep abreast of the work of the manufacturers and initiators of these devices."
The Minister’s words came during a presentation that was made at the Industry Ministry today by the “Technica” Industrial Group, in cooperation with the University of the Holy Spirit-Kaslik and the University of Our Lady of Aid University Hospital and the physician in charge of the intensive care in the Hospital, Dr. Pierre Edde, on a new artificial respiration model they are currently preparing. Also attending the presentation was Head of the Association of Industrialists, Fadi Gemayel, and Psychology Specialist at the American University of Beirut, Dr. Mohamed El-Khatib, the Group's General Manager Antoine Haddad, and Advisor to the Industry Minister Mohamed Safa.
Hoballah affirmed that "the diversity of sources of production of these devices we are witnessing today, whether between groups, individuals or institutions, denotes a challenge and competition amongst them, whereby their creative success in yielding this achievement serves both society and the health of the patient."
Accordingly, the Minister encouraged the initiators to "persevere in their work and continue without weariness until reaching the desired final results," calling on them "to take advantage of the improvement notes and to take the developmental opinions provided to them by the most renowned specialists and doctors in Lebanon."