The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it will harmornise the production of various ventilators developed across the country to conform to uniformity in tandem with international standard and achieve the purpose of containing the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Director General of the organisation Aboloma stated this at Ilaro Polytechnic School in Ogun State during the unveiling of local ventilators produced by the institution.
Mr. Osita Aboloma urged the various inventors to ensure compliance to ISO: Medical Electrical Equipment part 11, standard for Clinical Care.
According to him, adherance to standard will make it easy for the processing of conformity assessment and certification of the products.
Aboloma said that certifying locally produced ventilators, air purifiers and hand sanitiser machines would put the nation in its pride of place in the clime.
He expressed delight in the institution’s innovation in producing local ventilators, air purifiers and hand sanitiser machines amid the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
He commended all institutions that are producing ventilators adding that they should ensure that the products meet the required standards specifications.
According to him, the unification will go a long way in saving Nigeria’s foreign exchange spent on importation of ventilators while also drumming support to the fight against COVID – 19.
He also added that it would increase patronage of the equipment by citizens to improve their wellness.