Roszdravnadzor suspends usage of Russian-made ventilators, 2 of which caught fire in hospitals
MOSCOW. May 13 (Interfax) - The Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor) has suspended usage of Russian-made Aventa-M ventilators, two of which caught fire in hospitals, the agency said in a statement on Wednesday.
"The Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare has suspended the usage of the medical commodity, Aventa-M lung ventilation machine, technical specifications 9444-004-07509215-2010, and its appliances made since 01.04.2020 by the Urals Instrument Engineering Plant, on the territory of the Russian Federation," the agency said.
Aventa-M ventilators were operated by Moscow's Spasokukotsky Clinical Hospital and the St. George Hospital in St. Petersburg, where fires killed six people on May 9 and 12.