Canadian Doctor Turns One Ventilator Into Nine With Some ‘Evil Genius’ DIY Mechanics – Winning Fans, Including Elon Musk

Dr Alain Gauthier, an anesthetist at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital in Ontario, Canada (pictured), rigged one of the ventilators to treat nine patients instead of just one

A Canadian doctor has rigged up a ventilator with do-it-yourself mechanics to treat nine patients instead of one.

Dr Alain Gauthier, an anesthetist at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital in Ontario, has a PhD in respiratory mechanics

According to CBC News, the physician got the idea after watching YouTube videos created by two Detroit doctors in 2006.

With health experts warning that several countries – including the US – do not have enough ventilators for a worst-case scenario, doctors have been trying to figure out how to make their medical equipment work for multiple patients.

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Source: Daily Mail