Kano teaching hospital invents local oxygen splitter

Kano teaching hospital invents local oxygen splitter

The Maintenance Department of Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital has invented local oxygen splitter for speedy service delivery to patients in the facility.

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HOD Maintenance Department of the Hospital, Engr.

Abdulkadir Abdu Abba in a statement through the PRO of the board, Ibrahim Abdullahi explained that idea was conceived as a result of the training received from the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) years back, where a German engineer trained participants on how to salvage the life of five children with single oxygen cylinder at once.

“In actualizing this dream, we joined hands together with medical doctors, nurses, community extension workers and other units and rubbed minds and mapped out strategies on how to come up with effective local oxygen splitter workable on one year child up to 100 year adult”, said the HOD.

He said the devise has yielded positive results as the hospital is now saving a lot of money in procuring the oxygen, assuring that the devise could be mounted on single cylinder and work on four patients simultaneously in place of one cylinder one patient.


Abba commended the moral and logistic supports of the Chief Medical Director of the hospital and his management team in actualizing the idea, calling on all other biomedical engineers of health facilities across the state to follow the suit so that more lives and funds used in purchasing oxygen would be saved significantly.

“For now, we have developed one splitter.

We are determined to produce more using our local equipment.

We are on top of the process”, assured Engr.


The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr.

Mustafa Shu’aibu Hikima, expressed utmost delight for the development, maintaining that the locally invented splitter will complement in reducing huge consumption of oxygen in the facility.

He applauded the biomedical engineers of the hospital for the judicious use of their intellect and experiences to bring such wonderful development to services of the facility.

Kano teaching hospital invents local oxygen splitter

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