10th May, 2021
Necessity is the mother of invention. This has been proved by the elderly inventor of Bandipore, Mohammad Ismail. With the increasing pace of Corona infection, where the lack of oxygen concentrators in hospitals continues to be a problem, Mohammad Ismail has prepared a prototype of the oxygen concentrator while trying to solve the crisis. It is said to be cheap, durable, and reliable. If it is prepared on a large scale in a factory, then it will be available for seven to eight thousand rupees. This claim is made by Mohammad Ismail himself. The oxygen concentrator is available in the market for about 40 thousand rupees.
Bandipore, known as the stronghold of terrorists in North Kashmir, is counted among the backward districts of the state. This is not the first achievement of Maheed Ismail. Last year, he produced a prototype of a ventilator. A sanitization tunnel was also made. In a conversation with Dainik Jagran, he said that I have kept my workshop in my house. I often look at machines to see how they can be improved. Regarding the oxygen concentrator, he said that the goods used in it are easily available in the market here. They have also used some old bottles. I used the Zealite I bought from the market last year.
Mohammad Ismail said that the basic principle remains the same, only we can improve it with our thinking and hard work. This concentrator also controls the speed of oxygen delivered to any patient. It is currently air-based. I am also now preparing a water based concentrator. Soon he will also be ready. It will have the facility to absorb, store and provide oxygen available in the water to the patient.
He said that it is my endeavor that whatever I make, the person who uses it should not be dependent on anyone else. The ventilator I made last year is automatic. The patient does not need a timber to use it. The idea of making an oxygen concentrator came to me in Maharashtra and Delhi after seeing the news of the rampage for oxygen gas cylinders and concentrators.
Mohammad Ismail, who created a local radio station in 1977, said that the corona is in transition. People do not want to go to the patient. That is why I have kept in mind in my concentrator that it should be made convenient even for a patient with no burial. Mohammad Ismail's younger son Suhail said that after the death of my elder brother Dr Jamshid in 2019, Papa has kept himself more busy with his machines. Every day, he sits down with a new idea. Let us tell you that it can be done. This should be done. Now they have prepared the concentrator. At first we felt that it is a mesh made of wires and plastic bottles, when we saw its work, it was understood. Some engineers and doctors from our area also came to check it, they were very happy.