U.S. hospitals returning Russia-supplied ventilators implicated in deadly fires

11:20, 13 May 2020
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The Aventa-M ventilators, which reportedly have been blamed for six deaths, "have not been deployed to hospitals," FEMA spokeswoman Janet Montesi said in a statement, Reuters reports.

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"Out of an abundance of caution, the states are returning the ventilators to FEMA," she said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a fire that set off at a St Petersburg hospital has killed five coronavirus patients who had been receiving ventilator treatment in an intensive care unit.

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