University of Allahabad Chemistry: AU researchers develop device to inject precise amount of intravenous fluids | Allahabad News

Prayagraj: A team of young researchers from the Department of Chemistry at Allahabad University (AU), led by their supervisor and Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Shekhar Srivastava, have developed a device that will help doctors deliver the precise amount of blood or any injectable medication. while treating a patient.
Moreover, the device automatically locks the outlet pipe after the stipulated amount of medicine or for that matter any liquid injected by the doctor, is injected into the body.
The device has been patented for a period of 10 years by the Kolkata-based General Office of Patents, Designs and Trademarks of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Government of India.
The device is the result of efforts by a team of Professor Srivastava which included researchers Rahul Kanaoujiya, Ghulam Mustafa and Mukta Singh as well as Professor Srivastava himself.
“Last July a friend of mine had to be admitted to hospital and while attending to him I noticed that it was quite cumbersome to administer the medicine by drip. , every time the saline water or injections drained or exceeded the prescribed limit, we had to call the nursing staff to stop the flow.Having witnessed the pain my friend had to go through, I thought to prepare a device that would help to easily deliver the drug into the patient’s body and stop the flow when the prescribed limit is reached,” Rahul said, while speaking to TOI.
He further added, “It is often seen that when blood or other drugs are injected into the patient’s body, after the same packet is finished, the blood and fluids start coming back from the body. However, this device will not allow fluid to flow back from the patient’s body.
“The device will be more beneficial for administering medication to children and the elderly as the dose often exceeds the requirement, which proves harmful,” Prof Srivastava said. Moreover, there are no side effects in the patient’s body, he said.
“We are glad that the patent for the device has been published in the official Patent Gazette of the Government of India,” he added.

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